"Half-Life: Alyx" is a 2020 virtual reality (VR) first-person shooter video game by , developed by and .

Watch the official trailer for "Half-Life: Alyx"

Valve on Monday, March 02, 2020 released the trailer:
Half-Life: Alyx Gameplay Video 3.

What is "Half-Life: Alyx" about?

Half-Life: Alyx is a virtual reality (VR) game that supports all SteamVR-compatible VR headsets, which include the Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest (wired through Oculus Link, or wireless using Virtual Desktop) and all Windows Mixed Reality headsets. As the gameplay was designed around VR, Valve stated there were no plans for a non-VR version. Half-Life: Alyx also supports user mods via the Steam Workshop. Valve's Robin Walker anticipated that fans would modify the game to allow it to be played without VR equipment, adding that Valve was curious to see how players would react to this version. Tyler McVicker of Valve News Network discovered a pre-release build of the game mistakenly leaked on Steam that included non-VR developer tools, allowing interactions such as picking up objects and firing weapons. However, most of the game's basic interactions such as pressing buttons or filling Alyx's backpack could not be completed with the "use" key. McVicker concluded that unless a modder found a way to completely change how the player's actions affected the game world, it was impossible to play the entire game with a non-VR control scheme.
The game takes place before the return of Gordon Freeman in Half-Life 2. Players control Freeman's ally Alyx Vance as she and her father Eli Vance fight the Combine, an alien empire that has conquered Earth. Designer David Speyrer said Alyx was not an episodic game or side story, but "the next part of the Half-Life story", around the same length as Half-Life 2. Players use VR to get supplies, use interfaces, throw objects, and engage in combat. Like the gravity gun from Half-Life 2, the gravity gloves allow players to manipulate gravity. Traditional Half-Life elements such as exploration, puzzles, combat, and story are there. Every weapon can be used one-handed, as Valve wanted players to have a hand free to interact with the world at all times. While the game is primarily a first-person shooter, it adds elements of the survival horror genre, as health and ammo are more scarce, and it includes surprise frightening encounters.

When is "Half-Life: Alyx" released?

Half-Life: Alyx was scheduled to be released on March 23, 2020 (worldwide) by Valve.

What are "Half-Life: Alyx" game specifications?

It is a single-player video game.

The game is made with Source 2 engine.

This video game is available for the following platforms: Microsoft Windows and Linux.

More information about Half-Life: Alyx you can get at:

Official website: half-life.com/alyx

Product websites: Steam

Wikipedia: Half-Life: Alyx

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