VR Game Half-Life: Alyx Launches March 2020, Announcement Trailer Released - VGChartz
VR Game Half-Life: Alyx Launches March 2020, Announcement Trailer Released

VR Game Half-Life: Alyx Launches March 2020, Announcement Trailer Released - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 November 2019 / 1,285 Views

Valve has announced the Half-Life virtual reality game, Half-Life: Alyx, will release in March 2020 for Windows PC via Steam.

The game is set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. The game is full length and is built from the ground up by Valve for virtual reality. 

View the announcement trailer below:

Here is an overview of 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 2.

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 the Combine.

Every day, you learn more about your enemy, and every day you work toward finding a weakness.


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 out the window.

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 next year:

  • 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

    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.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 21 November 2019)

Wow just imagine how immersive this is going to be in VR!

Vertigo-X (on 21 November 2019)

Half-Life 3D confirmed!

trunkswd (on 21 November 2019)

Will this game be enough for you to purchase a VR headset?

Zenos (on 21 November 2019)

Not for me. I already have a PSVR, but I doubt I'll get one of the more expensive PC ones any time soon.

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TallSilhouette (on 21 November 2019)

Have a PSVR. Whenever there's a good sale on a compatible PC set I may pick that up for this game (and others).

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gtotheunit91 (on 21 November 2019)

Not gonna lie, probably lol

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Azzanation (on 21 November 2019)

I think so. I am no fan of VR and if i had the option to play without than i would but its Half Life so i wont miss out. I'll bite the bullet

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Medisti (on 21 November 2019)

No. I tried VR and it made me horribly ill. I'll never buy one.

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shikamaru317 (on 21 November 2019)

Nah, the combined cost of a VR capable PC and a PC VR headset are way out of my price range. Maybe if it gets next-gen console ports for PSVR2 and whatever VR solution MS decides on, maybe then I'll get a VR headset.

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KLAMarine (on 21 November 2019)

Wow. Looks interesting.

Tridrakious (on 21 November 2019)

Wonder if this will hit PlayStation VR.

zero129 (on 22 November 2019)

Oh WOW!!, Day 1 buy it looks great.

Zenos (on 21 November 2019)

This looks OK for a VR game.