Half-Life: Alyx Release Date Revealed, Pre-Order Content Teased

Half-Life: Alyx

After a long span of dormancy, Valve surprised many fans with the reveal of Half-Life: Alyx, a VR-centric take on the popular sci-fi franchise. An initial piece of gameplay teased much of the game’s pursuits when it comes to visuals, story, and placement in the Half-Life timeline with a release initially set for sometime in March 2020. With less than a month remaining until that window is reached, Valve has now revealed the full launch date for Half-Life: Alyx, the game officially coming to VR headsets on March 23rd.

Announced over Twitter (H/T Prima Games), the March release date was confirmed for launch on Steam in just six weeks’ time, the reveal seeing several stunning screenshots shown off in the process. In the meantime, it appears that fans will already have the benefit pre-order bonuses to look forward to, with various environments based on Half-Life: Alyx becoming available in the sandbox title Steam VR Home. This batch of content is set to debut for Valve Index owners during the week of March 2nd, with more pre-order goodies teased to be on the way as well.

With the release date for the next Half-Life now set, hype is certain to mount as launch day continues to inch closer. While not too much has been revealed yet, Valve has dropped several interesting tidbits over the last few weeks, including the confirmed involvement of the game’s original writer, the reveal of ominous messages from the mysterious G-Man, and the teased possibility of more Half-Life games sometime down the line.

Half-Life: Alyx releases on March 23rd with support for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, and Windows Mixed Reality VR headsets.

What do you think? Are you excited about playing Half-Life: Alyx for yourself, or is the requirement of VR giving you second thoughts? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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