Half-Life: Alyx VR - Everything Valve Announced
Catch up on all of Valve's Half-Life: Alyx news in one place.
Out of nowhere, Valve earlier this week confirmed that a new Half-Life game--the first in more than decade--was on the way. It made us wait until today, November 21, to get any details beyond the name, Half-Life: Alyx, and it's had a lot to share. But that information has come spread across numerous sources: different Valve websites, including Steam's store page, and interviews, such as one for Geoff Keighley's The Final Hours series.
With that in mind, we've rounded up all of our coverage from today's big announcement of the new virtual reality game. You can also stay tuned to our roundup of everything we know about Half-Life: Alyx, which we'll continue to update in the months leading up to the game's release next year.
Half-Life: Alyx Details
- Release date: March 2020
- Platform: PC VR
- Price: $60
Valve's Half-Life: Alyx will be available on all PC VR headsets, including Oculus, but it's free with the Valve Index.
With the announcement and reveal trailer for the next Half-Life game comes plenty of details to parse.
Valve's latest Half-Life entry, Half-Life: Alyx, is now up for pre-order through Steam. Doing so rewards you with a nice little pre-purchase discount.
All of the major VR headsets will be able to run Half-Life: Alyx, though there will be some extra perks for Valve Index owners.
As Half-Life: Alyx goes on sale as part of a special pre-purchase promotion through March 30, 2020, there's a way to get the game for free before it launches.
The first new Half-Life game in more than a decade is coming next March, and you can get some exclusive bonus content for it if you pick up an Index in 2019.
Valve's upcoming VR game is set between the events of Half-Life 1 and 2, and it follows Alyx Vance and her father; here's the official story synopsis.
With development on Half-Life: Alyx beginning over a decade after the release of Half-Life 2, Valve did not want to tackle to expectations fans have for Half-Life 3.
In a recent interview, Valve commented exactly why Half-Life: Alyx can only be played on VR headsets.
With Half-Life: Alyx being a game built for VR, the required PC specs may not come as a surprise.
Valve explored several options for its upcoming VR title, including making it a Portal game or including a multiplayer component.
The new Half-Life VR game has set a month-long release window, but we may be able to glean a more specific date from its pre-purchase offer.
Half-Life: Alyx may not be what fans were expecting, but a look at the first trailer shows it's unmistakably a Half-Life game.
While there are plenty of questions about Half-Life: Alyx, we've learned that its length is comparable to 2004's Half-Life 2.
Following the apparent silence with In The Valley Of The Gods, it's been revealed that the Firewatch devs are working on the upcoming Half-Life VR game.
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