We advanced it a couple of days ago in another article; Half-Life: Alyx is the title that will bring back to life the mythic first-person shooting series that enticed pretty much anyone playing videogames on PC in 1998. But it’s not the Half-Life 3 that fans have been demanding for years, and it turns out to be a VR title with a story that takes place between both previous games. After two days of eagerly waiting for it, we could finally watch Half-Life: Alyx yesterday during the official reveal.

In Half-Life: Alyx, you will play as Alyx Vance as she tries to organize a resistance movement that will fight against the Combines and thwart their efforts to occupy our planet. The events in the original Hal-Life, where Gordon Freeman accidentally opens a dimensional portal that connects our planet with Xen, leads to an alien invasion. Alyx Vance and her father are caught in the middle of it, and she is brave enough to fight back. This new adventure will have her solving puzzles and fighting against aliens through the remains of a city ravaged by the invaders.

As we assumed when the game was announced, Half-Life: Alyx is released both as an answer to the players that have been asking for a new Half-Life game for years, but also as a way of promoting Valve’s Index VR headset. This has become pretty obvious after it was announced that even if Half-Life: Alyx will be playable on Steam using any PC-based VR headset, the game is free for those that have purchased Valve Index. It also comes with bonus weapon skins and Half-Life: Alyx-themed content for DOTA 2 and CS:GO for those who purchase Valve’s VR headset before the end of 2019. The game will also include tools to create new scenarios that you will be able to share with others on Steam.

Half-Life: Alyx gameplay

The release of Half-Life: Alyx is scheduled for March 2020. It’s a pity that the game will be only playable on VR devices, and we can only hope for a PC version in the future.

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