Update: Half-Life: Alyx was officially unveiled on Thursday, November 21 as a full-length Half-Life game set between the first two games and it’s out March 2020. You can pre-order it now and get 10% off.
Learn more about which VR headsets you can play it on, how to pre-order it, or just watch its first gameplay trailer. Have a question not answered here about the reveal? We’ve collected everything we know about Half-Life: Alyx in a handy roundup, including how to get the game for free. And with the news coming from so many places–including multiple Valve websites and interviews–we’ve collected all of the Alyx announcements in one place. The original story follows.
Half-Life: Alyx, a new VR game in the Half-Life series, has officially been announced. The new title is described in a tweet as Valve’s “flagship” VR title and will be unveiled on Thursday, November 21 at 10 AM Pacific Time. This has been rumored for some time now, and it appears those rumors are true. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long to find out more, with Valve’s reveal now less than an hour away. There’s no word regarding a Livestream or anything of the sort, but we’ll report back with all the details on Alyx as soon as they are shared. [Update: The reveal has happened, and we’ve gotten a Half-Life: Alyx trailer, release date window (March 2020), and other details, including the fact that it will support all PC VR headsets, even including things like the Oculus Quest. Valve has opened pre-orders and also showed screenshots and other details about what to expect.
It’s been over twelve years since the last Half-Life title, Half-Life 2 Episode 2, which ended on a cliffhanger. We know that a third episode (or possibly Half-Life 3) was in development, but with the series long-dormant and Valve seemingly having moved on, it was unclear whether we would ever see Half-Life again. It’s possible that Half-Life: Alyx will be exclusive to the Valve Index VR headset, but we won’t know for sure until Valve shows their new game off on November 20.