Yesterday, Valve dropped their first ever VR game for Half-Life, Half-Life Alyx. Wait, if you haven’t know about it, the game is not Half-Life 3, it’s the mid section, Half Life 1.5. Valve has been developing the game under the radar for a few years and today is the date that they push the news to the public for their development ideals.
Mind me, I hasn’t show you the trailer, didn’t I. Here you go.
The game is set to launch in March 2020 for all the compatible VR headsets for PC. There are no confirmation for a normal playthrough in PC. The game is priced at $60 in Steam. If you own Valve’s own VR headset, the Valve Index, you are entitled to get a copy of the game for free.
“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,” explains a press release.
“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.”
Will you get the game? I don’t have a VR but I might get it personally for collection purposes. For $60, it is quite okay, I sure hope that they will release a plain version for normal PC play. The game going into VR is quite a niche touch of them but since they are also developing Source 2, so it makes perfect sense to push a project on it.