Half-Life: Alyx Release Date Confirmed

Explore Half-Life in VR in just over a month.

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Valve has announced a release date for Half-Life: Alyx, the VR spin-off and long-awaited return of the Half-Life franchise. The game, exclusive to compatible VR headsets, will be released on March 23, 2020.

Developer Valve announced the release date with a tweet linking to the Steam page, which is still offering the 10% off pre-order price. This is the first indication of a new release date we've seen since it was originally announced for March 2020, though Valve did recently note that it didn't expect any delays since the game was essentially finished.

Half-Life: Alyx is a virtual reality game and works with multiple VR headsets. As the name suggests, it stars the popular character Alyx Vance. Set between Half-Life and Half-Life 2, Alyx isn't exactly Half-Life 3, but it is a full-Half-Life game--the first since Half-Life 2: Episode 2, which was released 13 years ago.

Half-Life: Alyx is one of our most anticipated games of 2020. If you want to make sure you're ready for March 23, read up on deals for compatible virtual reality headsets and the PC system specs. Or just catch up by reading up on everything we know about Half-Life: Alyx, including everything we noticed in its very first trailer.

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still wish it was a traditional 1st person shooter.

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All these crazy AAA title games releasing in the same window of time equals no sleep for me.

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-GAMER PROBLEMS NINJA APPROVED-

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Meanwhile the Index headset is still out of stock :(

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@Spartan_418: Works on basically any headset.

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@uninspiredcup: Yes that's true, I have the original Rift from 2016 and could play it on that, but wanting an upgrade.

Plus other headsets don't include Alyx for free.

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Edited By santinegrete

If they told me 12 years ago I'd be favoring Doom over Half Life even if their release dates were close, I'd call BS. Turns out Doom Eternal doesn't require VR, so I'm going for that. Best consolation prize ever :D

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This game looks really cool. Not buy a high end VR headset cool, but if I had one already, I'd be super excited for Alyx. As it is, I'm kind of excited just to see more gameplay.

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Can't wait. I haven't been this excited for a game since high school.

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Every time I see something about this it seriously annoys me. Not buying a headset to play this. They make me want to throw up after 10 minutes of use. Also, how hard would it be to give Alyx arms? Serious disconnect with these floating hands. Is there some limitation or some reasoning for having floating hands instead of adding arms to give the illusion there is an actual person attached to those hands?

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