We've just found out that Valve Software’s Half-Life: Alyx is arriving on 23 March 2020, and since it requires a VR headset, lots of players might be considering a major hardware purchase.
Alyx seems, for the immediate future anyway, to be a PC exclusive.
Those of you wondering what the game looks like - a trailer showing off the VR aspect of the upcoming game was released on November 21, 2019.
NOW WATCH BELOW: Half-Life: Alyx Official Announcement Trailer
When you start playing Alyx, you’ll be able to manipulate gravity with the “Gravity Gloves,” which we can see being used in the trailer to pick up a pistol from a distance and interact with puzzles.
You’ll be able to interact with your environment in a multitude of ways, as shown in the trailer.
Lean to aim 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.
FOR THE RESISTANCE: Half-Life: Alyx will see you help the resistance battle the Combine on the streets of city 17
It looks great – though I have to admit that the community would be more hyped if this was not a VR exclusive and was also releasing on PC and consoles.
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But all of that said, it does look incredibly fun.
I’ll certainly be playing it when it finally releases, though probably on my Oculus Quest headset rather than forking out for the Valve Index.
To find out more about Half-Life: Alyx, including release date, VR, gameplay and specs, head here.