Half-Life: Alxy Release Date Confirmed, Other Half-Life Games F2P on Steam

Only available via Steam for compatible VR headsets, Alyx is now up for pre-order.

Half-Life: Alxy, a VR-only Half-Life 2 prequel that takes place between the two main games in the franchise, is now officially set for a March 23 Steam release date. Though Valve has trouble counting, at least they know fans want more Half-Life

You can check out the original announcement trailer below.

Playing Half-Life: Alxy will require a compatible VR headset, such as the Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest. The game also supports Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

Sadly, there is no indication of a PSVR port at this time. It looks like PS4 owners will have to jump on the SteamVR bandwagon if they want to play  for now at least.

Alxy is up for pre-order now on Steam for 10% off the full $59.99 price. Until the game drops in March, every previous Half-Life game is free to play on Steam.

While a brand-new game is huge news for the Half-Life franchise, fans also have the Black Mesa remake of the original Half-Life game to look forward to soon. After more than a decade in development, Black Mesa finally has a 1.0 Beta version available for testing, with a full launch expected later this year.

Are you planning on picking up a VR headset for your PC to play the closest thing to Half-Life 3 we're probably ever going to get? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Alxy and Black Mesa news!

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Published Feb. 14th 2020

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