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Half-Life: Alyx, a new full-length game in the Half-Life series built from the ground for virtual reality, will launch for PC via Steam in March 2020 for $59.99, Valve announced. It will support Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality devices. Pre-orders are available now with a 10 percent discount.

Here is an overview of the game

Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2.

Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity’s only chance for survival. The Combine’s control of the planet since the Black Mesa incident has only strengthened as they corral the remaining population in cities. Among them are some of Earth’s greatest scientists: you and your father, Dr. Eli Vance.

As founders of a fledgling resistance, you’ve continued your clandestine scientific activity—performing critical research, and building invaluable tools for the few humans brave enough to defy the Combine.

Every day, you learn more about your enemy, and every day you work toward finding a weakness.


Valve’s return to the Half-Life universe that started it all was built from the ground up for virtual reality. VR was built to enable the gameplay that sits at the heart of Half-Life.

Immerse yourself in deep environmental interactions, puzzle solving, world exploration, and visceral combat.

Lean to aim around a broken wall and under a Barnacle to make an impossible shot. Rummage through shelves to find a healing syringe and some shotgun shells. Manipulate tools to hack alien interfaces. Toss a bottle through a window to distract an enemy. Rip a Headcrab off your face and throw it at a Combine soldier.

Extra content for Index owners

Customers who have purchased Valve Index hardware by the end of 2019 will have access to unique bonuses starting early next year:

  • Explore environments from Half-Life: Alyx in your SteamVR Home space
  • Alternate gun skins to embellish Alyx's arsenal
  • Special Half-Life: Alyx-themed content for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2

Community-built environments

A set of Source 2 tools for building new environments will ship with the game, enabling any player to build and contribute new environments for the community to enjoy. Hammer, Valve’s level authoring tool, has been updated with all of the game’s virtual reality gameplay tools and components.




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Finally.This is basically Half-Life 3 in all but name.

My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

I'll be damned, it's the first VR game for me that actually looks good, animations and quality, as well as interactivity.

Still not going to grab a headset until it reaches a more affordable price for me.

I'm ready :3

Intel Core i7 8700K | 32 GB DDR 4 PC 3200 | ROG STRIX Z370-F Gaming | RTX 3090 FE| Crappy Monitor| HTC Vive Pro :3

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VR is indeed the future, Joke aside. This games look fantastic. Valve should make this games exclusives for their VR device . I hope i can secure one Valve index next year or another 2 years, i need to saving money from now on.

I am a fan of VR (HTC VIVE owner) and I own a number of VR game but usually I look at reviews and pick a game that already out. This is the first VR game I am actually looking forward to it getting released.

People have been waiting for HL3 for eons and now it's a VR game, appealing to a small demographic? This is funny lol

Game looks fantastic. I really hope there is mode to play the game without VR but i am daubting it.

I might have to be some VR equipment at some point. This is making the urge stronger, that's for sure.