Published: Fri, November 29, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Half-Life Alyx has been revealed

Half-Life Alyx has been revealed

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.

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Valve, the creators of Half-Life and the Steam platform, today announced Half-Life: Alyx, a new, full-length virtual reality entry in the Half-Life series. 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. Valve reminds prospective players that the Index is the highest-fidelity option on the market, but if you already have a headset and don't want to shell out for an Index, you won't miss out on Half-Life: Alyx. This game is a continuation of the Half-Life 2: Episode 2. Among them are some of Earth's greatest scientists: you and your father, Dr. Eli Vance.

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"Everyone at Valve is excited to be returning to the world of Half-Life", Valve founder Gabe Newell wrote in a press release. It turns out, they briefly hesitated between Half-Life and Portal IP for their big VR project, but a Portal VR game would have probably made lots of people sick, while the Half-Life oeuvre translated very well into VR, with exploration and puzzles as part of its DNA.

"The more we explored those mechanics, the more we realized that in order for us to deliver a keyboard and mouse experience, we would have to ship a game that's missing many of those interactions", Casali. More demanding games like Half-Life: Alyx require a GTX 1060, which is the most popular card amongst Steam users. The game also promises a layered story that connects to characters from other Half-Life games. You can get more insight into the game with the full description here. Players will be able to lean around walls, rummage through shelves to find ammo and hack into alien interfaces. Valve operates on Valve time, however, so we're not getting Half-Life: Alyx until early 2020.

Aside from the new trailer, Geoff Keighley released a 20-minute sit-down chat with the development team asking questions about the upcoming game.

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