Return to Half-Life in VR, March 23, 2020.
You are Alyx Vance, and you’re about to spark a revolution
You and your father were relocated to City 17. In the years since, 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.
A full-length game built from the ground up for virtual reality
Lean 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. Tear a headcrab off your face and throw it out the window. VR was built for the kind of gameplay that sits at the heart of Half-Life.
Half-Life: Alyx supports a variety of play environments, locomotion methods, and input devices.
Own Valve Index? You get Half-Life: Alyx free.
Appears in your Steam Library
…No matter when you bought your gear
…Or whether you have the whole VR kit
Play on any SteamVR system
If you have VR hardware that works with a computer, then it works with SteamVR.
If you don’t yet own any VR hardware, now’s the time. Headsets support different sets of features, so the experience will vary between them. Half-Life: Alyx was built hand in hand with Valve Index, which is the highest fidelity option on the market, but the game works great with Vive, Rift and Windows Mixed Reality too. Check out the different options to choose which one is right for you.
Community-built environments, available via Steam Workshop
A set of Source 2 tools for building new levels will be available for 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.
How Much Should You Spend to play Half Life Alyx?
With basically the first “AAA” game dropping for VR loads of people will want a cheap rig to play it, but are you okay with min specs?