Half-Life: Alyx VR title coming to PC in March 2020

This is as close as we’re gonna get to Half Life 3 isn’t it? Valve today officially revealed Half-Life: Alyx for PC-based VR hardware, and announced that it is scheduled to launch March 2020.

It’s apparently a full length title, made specifically for VR utilizing the SteamVR platform. Those who have a Valve Index VR headset will get the game for free… everyone else will have to shell out $59.99.

Check out the announcement trailer and press release below.

Half-Life: Alyx Announcement Trailer:

Half-Life: Alyx Announcement Trailer

Half-Life: Alyx screens:

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.

Pre-purchase now for $59.99 (US). Free for owners of the Valve Index VR headset.

Learn more and watch the trailer here: www.half-life.com