Valve Software officially announced that it is launching a new virtual reality game, Half-Life: Alyx. The Game is rumoured to be the sequel to the Half-Life 2 but in a Virtual Reality Environment, which has many gamers on their heels as of now.
Valve announces Half-Life: Alyx for VR
The first Half-Life came out for the PC in 1998 as a modestly-budged first-person shooter, starring silent protagonist Gordon Freeman after a failed teleportation crash, a subsequent alien invasion, and a black-ops squad’s subsequent attempt to cover up the whole thing.
We’re excited to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, our flagship VR game, this Thursday at 10am Pacific Time.
Can’t wait to share it with all of you! pic.twitter.com/BupFCxSrTw
— Valve (@valvesoftware) November 18, 2019
2004’s Half-Life 2, set some years after the original game’s events, picked up on an Earth virtually overrun by the alien Combine. This marked the debut of Alyx Vance, who would become a significant presence for player character Gordon Freeman in the show and the most critical NPC ally.
For two follow-up promotions, Episode One and Episode Two, Valve followed up Half-Life 2 which continued the game’s story for Gordon and Alyx battling to start the war against the Combine. She was grieving her father’s death at the start of Half-Life 2: Episode Two the last time we saw Alyx.
Half-Life: Alyx’s announcement, which will occur on Thursday, coincides with the 21st anniversary of the original release of Half-Life on PC and just over 15 years since Half-Life 2 was released.
Half-Life: Alyx has a lot of riding on it, including the product of 12 years of hype and false starts.