The upcoming VR game is a full-length
game in the Half-Life series built from the ground. It will launch for PC via
Steam in March 2020. The price tag will be the standard price of $59.99. It
will support several VR devices like Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus
Quest with PC and link cable, and Windows Mixed Reality devices. Anyone who
pre-orders the game right now can get a 10 percent discount.
Aside from the new trailer, Geoff
Keighley released a 20-minute sit-down chat with the development team asking
questions about the upcoming game. He also confirmed that it will appear at The
Game Awards 2019 on Dec. 12.
Check out the overview here:
About the Game
Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to
the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious
alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life
Playing as Alyx Vance, you are
humanity’s only chance for survival. The Combine’s control of the planet since
the Black Mesa incident has only strengthened as they corral the remaining
population in cities. Among them are some of Earth’s greatest scientists: you and
your father, Dr. Eli Vance.
As founders of a fledgling resistance,
you’ve continued your clandestine scientific activity—performing critical
research, and building invaluable tools for the few humans brave enough to defy
Every day, you learn more about your
enemy, and every day you work toward finding a weakness.
About Gameplay in VR
Valve’s return to the Half-Life universe
that started it all was built from the ground up for virtual reality. VR was
built to enable the gameplay that sits at the heart of Half-Life.
Immerse yourself in deep environmental
interactions, puzzle solving, world exploration, and visceral combat.
Lean to aim around a broken wall and
under a Barnacle to make an impossible shot. Rummage through shelves to find a
healing syringe and some shotgun shells. Manipulate tools to hack alien
interfaces. Toss a bottle through a window to distract an enemy. Rip a Headcrab
off your face and throw it at a Combine soldier.
Extra content for Index owners
Customers who have purchased Valve Index
hardware by the end of 2019 will have access to unique bonuses starting early
Explore environments from Half-Life:
Alyx in your SteamVR Home space.
Alternate gun skins to
embellish Alyx’s arsenal.
Special Half-Life: Alyx-themed
content for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2.
Community-Built Environments –
A set of Source 2 tools for building new environments will ship with the game,
enabling any player to build and contribute new environments for the community
to enjoy. Hammer, Valve’s level authoring tool, has been updated with all of
the game’s virtual reality gameplay tools and components.