Valve confirms Half-Life: Alyx's release date

The game will be free for all Vive Index owners

Valve confirms Half-LIfe: Alyx's release date

Valve confirms Half-Life: Alyx's release date

After the high profile delays of games like Cyberpunk 2077, Dying Light 2 and DOOM Eternal, many wondered what would happen to Valve's Half-Life: Alyx. Valve hadn't confirmed a firm release date for Half-Life: Alyx, something which many saw as a sign of an upcoming delay announcement. Valve later stated that it was "confident" that they would release in their planned March 2020 release timeframe. 

Now, Valve has officially confirmed that Half-life Alyx will release on March 23rd, reconfirming that the game would be available for free to all Valve Index VR headsets. To users of other headsets, the game would be available for £46.49 on Steam, with pre-orders coming at a discounted price of £41.84. 

Half-Life: Alyx is a VR-only prequel to Half-Life 2, with the game supporting all major VR headset types. Oculus' Rift series, HTC's Vive series, Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality series and Valve's Index headset will be supported on day-1. The game is also said to be playable in seated, standing and room-scale VR setups. 

Half-Life: Alyx can only be played on VR headsets, as the game is designed around VR's motion controls, and as such, the game cannot be played with gamepads on a normal PC screen. 

Valve confirms Half-LIfe: Alyx's release date  

So far, Valve has only released Half-Life: Alyx's minimum PC system requirements. Recommended system requirements are due to be released in the near future. 


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

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