Valve has followed through on their promise, revealing first details of
, a new installment in the Half-Life series that will require a virtual
reality headset. The game will be free to owners of Valve's Index and will also
support Rift, Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality. This Source 2 engine project is planned for release in
March 2020 (Valve
), and it is already available for pre-purchase
There is more information on the
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While gamers have been waiting for more than a decade to learn what happens
after Half-Life 2: Episode Two
, word is this new game will help us understand
what happened between Half-Life
and Half-Life 2
Valve, the creators of
Half-Life and the Steam platform, today announced Half-Life: Alyx, a new,
full-length virtual reality entry in the Half-Life series. Slated for release on
Steam in March 2020, the title will be compatible with all PC-based VR headsets
in March 2020.
Set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, Alyx Vance and her father
Eli secretly mount the resistance to the brutal occupation of Earth by a
mysterious alien race known as The Combine. As Alyx, players take the fight to
the Combine to save the future of humanity.
Half-Life: Alyx was designed from the ground up for Virtual Reality and features
all of the hallmarks of a classic Half-Life game: world exploration, puzzle
solving, visceral combat, and an intricately woven story that connects it all
with the characters iconic to the Half-Life universe.
"Everyone at Valve is excited to be returning to the world of Half-Life", says
Valve founder Gabe Newell. "VR has energized us. We've invested a lot of
ourselves in the technology. But we're also game developers at heart, and to be
devoting ourselves to a VR game this ambitious is just as exciting. For that to
come in the form of Half-Life feels like the culmination of a lot things we care
a lot about: truly great games, cutting edge technology, and open platforms. We
can't wait for people to experience this."
Half-Life: Alyx is powered by SteamVR on Valve's Source 2 engine, and can be
played on Steam with all PC-based VR headsets.