Back when the Valve Index was first announced Valve were promising in-house VR titles, and everyone has been waiting with bated breath to see what it actually was. Of course titles like Half-Life, Left 4 Dead and Portal was on everyone’s lips. We’ll we now have the first information on Half-Life: Alyx, a title made ground up for VR!
What we know so far;
The game will be set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, Alyx Vance and her father Eli mount an early resistance to the Combine’s brutal occupation of Earth. You will play as Vance trying to fight of the intruders and save humanity.
The game will support all the major PCVR headsets
The Game is being released in March 2020, and will have a fully fledged campaign lasting the length of previous Half-Life games.
Any current or new owners of either the Valve Index HMD or Index Controllers will receive the game for free. So, if you fall into this do not pre-purchase the game, it will appear in your library automatically on release.
In a statement about Half-Life: Alyx, Valve founder Gabe Newell said;
“Everyone at Valve is excited to be returning to the world of Half-Life. 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.”
Also make sure to check out the Half-life: Alyx website for more details