Valve has announced the launch date of the long-anticipated Virtual Reality Game called Half-Life: Alyx. The game was teased some days ago by Valve when they confirmed the rumours.
Half-Life: Alyx Launch Date Announced: First Details Here
Valve, on Friday, has said that Half-Life Alyx is scheduled to launch in March of 2020 on Steam. The VR Game will be exclusive to the Steam platform.
We're thrilled to announce Half-Life: Alyx, a new full-length entry in the Half-Life series, built by Valve for VR.
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— Valve (@valvesoftware) November 21, 2019
As per Valve, Half-Life: Alyx has been “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”.
Valve has said, Half-Life: Alyx is set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2 and sees “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.”
The images shared by Valve show the battered City 17 from Half-Life 2 and have introduced the Gravity Gloves.
“The Game has been one of the biggest projects by Valve” as said by Greg Coomer, Product Designer. This was a project that was running for a long time under the shadows.
Valve has also claimed that this will be the first Half-Life Game with a voiced character as the last parts of the game didn’t have Gordon Freeman speak a word, and now Alyx will have full-fledged dialogues to say.
This version of Half-Life will be free of Gordon Freeman, the protagonist and will have Alyx playing the leading role. This game is a continuation of the Half-Life 2: Episode 2.
Half-Life: Alyx Price and Availability
Half-Life: Alyx is priced at $60 and will be exclusive to the Steam Market, with preorders starting today. The owners of Valve Index VR headset can get it for free. The game will be available to play from March 2020.