After being teased the past few days with a single tweet by Valve’s official Twitter account, the famous video game company unveiled its first new Half-Life title in over 10 years, Half-Life: Alyx.
Taking place somewhere between the events of Half Life and Half Life 2, Half-Life: Alyx takes us on a unique journey that uses all the capabilities of VR technology to immerse players in the carefully-knitted story we are used to see from Valve, and the new game seems to offer a VR experience like no other.
Players take the role of the well-known character Alyx Vance fans in her journey with her father Eli in leading the resistance against the forces of Combine that have occupied the globe, and will solve puzzles, fight, and explore the game world as never before thanks to the game using the all-new Source 2 engine .. and we got our first look at THE fan favorite character at the end of the teaser in HD.
You can pre-order the game from now on Steam for $ 60. Valve confirmed that HL: Alyx is a complete Half Life experience, meaning you can expect long hours of gameplay. You don’t need to have a Valve Index VR headset to play, as you can use any available PC sets including Oculus and Vive, but you will get the game for free if you are an Index VR owner.
Speaking of Index VR, Valve revealed that when you buy its headset before the end of 2019 you will get a number of additions, most notably the possibility of exploring HL: Alyx environments within SteamVR Home, a variety of Skins for Alyx weapons, and exclusive content inspired by the new version for CS: GO And Dota 2.
See the trailer and new photos below. Half-Life: Alyx will be released in March next year exclusively on Steam for the PC.