Get ready to immerse yourself in Half-Life all over again.
Valve, developers of the Half-Life and Portal series, have announced the release date for their next game, a return to the world of Black Mesa, Aperture and the Combine with Half-Life: Alyx on March 23rd, 2020.
The announcement, was shared by Valve on their Twitter account:
Along with the news that the new Steam VR game would be available in six weeks, Valve have confirmed on the Steam page for the sequel that the full Half-Life series will be free to play on Steam until Half-Life: Alyx is released.
The official description of the game from Valve:
Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2.
Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity’s only chance for survival. The Combine’s control of the planet since the Black Mesa incident has only strengthened as they corral the remaining population in cities. Among them are some of Earth’s greatest scientists: you and your father, Dr. Eli Vance.
As founders of a fledgling resistance, you’ve continued your clandestine scientific activity—performing critical research, and building invaluable tools for the few humans brave enough to defy the Combine.
Every day, you learn more about your enemy, and every day you work toward finding a weakness.
You can watch the Half-Life: Alyx announcement trailer below:
Half-Life: Alyx will be available to play on PC via Steam.