Half-Life Alyx Price: Pre-order, Versions, VR, Requirements, Specs, PC, PS5 & more

Valve’s new virtual reality first-person shooter looks amazing, but when can we get our hands on it?

by Talal Musa

Half-Life: Alyx is coming out in a matter of weeks, and we already know that the game will be heavily VR based.

Here’s everything you need to know about the release date, price, pre-order and system requirements.

Remember you can read our absolutely everything about Half-Life: Alyx right here for more info.

Release date

Half-Life: Alyx will launch in March 2020 – however, the exact date and time is unknown.

Look away now console fans, there’s nothing confirmed for you – Alyx seems, for the immediate future anyway, a PC exclusive.

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Who knows, though, hopefully it’ll find its way on to the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

And you won’t need a monster rig to run it…

Half-Life: Alyx system requirements

The Index itself demands for 8 GB RAM and a GTX 970 at minimum.

However a closer look reveals it won’t take a beast of PC to meet the minimum specs:

MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600
Memory: 12 GB RAM
Graphics: GTX 1060 / RX 580 – 6GB VRAM

FREE GAME: Half-Life: Alyx will be free to those who own a Valve Index VR headset

It won’t just be limited to Valve VR hardware – Alyx will compatible with the HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift, and Oculus Quest if you have the PC link cable.

Half-Life: Alyx cost

What we do know is that the game will cost $60, but is free to anyone who owns a Valve Index VR headset, which is a pretty good deal. Well, that’s until you see the price.

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There are headset deals going for upwards of £500 on the main Valve site, but many have sold out, leaving only the super expensive packages (upwards of £600).

The good news is that Alyx won’t just be limited to Valve VR hardware – it will be compatible with the HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift, and Oculus Quest if you have the PC link cable.

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