After 12 long years, Half-Life is finally back. Valve officially unveiled Half-Life: Alyx today, a VR return to the legendary PC franchise. The title will be released on March 2020 and can be enjoyed on any SteamVR system, but gamers who already own a Valve Index are getting it for free. While this isn’t Half-Life 3, Valve stresses that Alyx is a “full-length” entry, one that takes place between the original Half-Life and its sequel.
“Everyone at Valve is excited to be returning to the world of Half-Life”, says Valve founder Gabe Newell. “VR has energized us. We’ve invested a lot of ourselves in the technology. But we’re also game developers at heart, and to be devoting ourselves to a VR game this ambitious is just as exciting. For that to come in the form of Half-Life feels like the culmination of a lot things we care a lot about: truly great games, cutting edge technology, and open platforms. We can’t wait for people to experience this.”