Valve’s tweet describes the upcoming title Half-Life: Alyx as the company’s ‘flagship VR game.’ So you’ll probably need a virtual headset to play it. The company will reveal more details on Thursday.
After 12 long years, the Half-Life game series is officially returning.
On Monday, Valve dropped the surprise announcement with a tweet; the company is working on Half-Life: Alyx, a virtual-reality based game. Valve plans on releasing more details on Thursday at 10am PST.
We’re excited to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, our flagship VR game, this Thursday at 10am Pacific Time.
Can’t wait to share it with all of you! pic.twitter.com/BupFCxSrTw
— Valve (@valvesoftware) November 18, 2019
We’ll have to wait and see whether the project is a sequel to the last game, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, which was released all the way back in Oct. 2007. That entry ended on a cliffhanger with the fate of the two main characters, Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance, left uncertain as Earth faces enslavement by interdimensional alien invaders.
After the game’s release, Valve had remained mum on the status of a follow-up. Over the years, key writers of the previous Half-Life titles also left, prompting many to wonder whether the series was dead.
So what can we expect from the upcoming game? Well, it’ll almost certainly revolve around the character Alyx Vance, considering the title of the project.
Valve’s tweet also describes Half-Life: Alyx as the company’s “flagship VR game,” meaning you’ll probably need a virtual reality headset to play it. In June, the company entered the VR hardware market by launching its own headset called the Valve Index, which starts at $499.
In addition, a leaker who kicked off rumors about Valve working on a new Half Life game claims you can expect it to arrive on March 2020. The claim is based on a transcript of an interview Valve developers already gave about the game, which is supposedly designed to fully immerse you into your character.