Valve introduced in the present day that Half-Life: Alyx will launch for VR gadgets on PC on March 23.
Earlier than this, we simply knew that the sport was popping out in March. Alyx marks the primary new entry within the Half-Life sequence since Half-Life 2: Episode 2 launched in 2007. This sport is essential not simply because the U.S. has had three presidential elections because the final Half-Life, but additionally as a result of Valve is entrusting and adating certainly one of its most beloved franchises to this rising expertise.
However this isn’t a sequel. Alyx takes place between the occasions of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. It additionally stars Alyx Vance, who served as an ally within the Half-Life 2 video games. Gordon Freeman often stars because the hero and participant character in Half-Life video games. Ought to it succeed, it might present different studios the right way to adapt their top-flight IPs for VR as nicely, or create extra curiosity within the tech (together with Valve’s personal Index headset).
Half-Life: Alyx, accessible March 23, 2020 https://t.co/NCOLWqSp3e pic.twitter.com/Q04EZwNfBt
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Valve had backed away from creating single-player gaming experiences for years, as a substitute specializing in multiplayer titles like Dota 2 and Artifact. That left Half-Life in stasis, at the same time as annoyed followers begged for Half-Life three.
Properly, this isn’t Half-Life three, however it’s lastly a brand new installment within the franchise.