is now available
offering a new virtual reality game set between the events of Half-Life and
Half-Life 2. This requires a VR headset, and is free for owners of Valve's
Index. There's also an article on
on streaming the game, since a headset is not required to
spectate. Here's word on Alyx:
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.
ABOUT GAMEPLAY IN VR:
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 out the