Half-Life: Alyx announcement trailer

Steam has finally unveiled their flagship Virtual Reality game for 2020! The much hyped Half-Life: Alyx. The game will be set between the events of Half-Life 1 and Half-Life 2.

Official Announcement Trailer
Players will be get the role of Alyx Vance, as they form the resistance against Combine and their brutal occupation on Earth.

The loss of the Seven-Hour War is still fresh. In the shadow of a rising Combine fortress known as the Citadel, residents of City 17 learn to live under the rule of their invaders. But among this scattered population are two of Earth's most resourceful scientists: Dr. Eli Vance and his daughter Alyx, the founders of a fledgling resistance.

The game has one of the most complex VR physics engine to date. If you watched the trailer, you can do interact with the majority of the objects and environment in the game. The guns in the game also has unique reload animations that the players will have to do!
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.

The game is set to introduce VR into the mainstream gaming community and will be compatible with Steam's VR 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.

If you are curious about the game and want to get your hands on it, the game will be available on March 2020! Still a lot of time to save up for the Virtual Reality setup! Also, here are some of the system requirements about the game and additional details!

Minimum System Requirements
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 1060 / RX 580 - 6GB VRAM
Hardware Compatibility
  • Source 2 Engine
  • Any SteamVR-compatible system
  • Valve Index
  • HTC Vive
  • Oculus Rift
  • Windows Mixed Reality
  • Oculus Quest with PC + Link Cable
Room Setup
  • Roomscale
  • Sitting
  • Standing
Supported Movement
  • Teleport
  • Shift
  • Continuous
Controller Style
  • Finger tracking
  • Trigger-based
Get Half-Life Alyx free if you own a Valve Index
  • Shows up in Steam Library March 2020
  • Doesn't matter when you bought the Index
  • Purchasers of Index by end of 2019 will be eligible for additional content such as gun skins
Source 2 Support
  • Community tools available for workshop content