Half-Life Alyx is a prequel that heads to Windows PC VR via Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality in March 2020. Here’s all we know about it so far.
Half-Life Alyx setting
Set between Half-Life and Half-Life 2, players will (obviously) fill the shoes of protagonist Alyx Vance as she and her father Eli fight the Combine in City 17. Polygon has noted, however, that a particular voice line may suggest that Alyx also picks up after the events of Half-Life 2; one can hope, right?
Half-Life Alyx developers & Final Hours doco
Half-Life Alyx is being developed by Valve (obviously), but today we learned that a number of developers from the recently acquired Campo Santo (Firewatch) have been moved over to the project. While that’s good news in itself, the trade-off is that Campo Santo’s In the Valley of the Gods appears to have been shuttered.
The news comes from The Game Awards’ Geoff Keighley, who posted a new “Final Hours” epsidoe about Alyx and its development.
Half-Life Alyx trailer and screenshots
Half-Life Alyx PC specs
You’ll need a beast to play Half-Life Alyx, no matter how you slice it.
Steam miniumum specs
- OS: Windows 10
- Processor: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600
- Memory: 12 GB RAM
- Graphics: GTX 1060 / RX 580 – 6GB VRAM
Valve Index minimum specs
- OS: Windows 10, SteamOS, Linux
- Processor: Dual Core with Hyper-Threading
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD RX480
- Network: Broadband internet connection
- Additional Notes: Available DisplayPort (Version1.2) and USB (2.0+) Port required
Valve Index recommended specs
- Processor: Quad Core+
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or better
- Additional Notes: Available USB (3.0+) Port required for Headset Pass-Through Camera
Half-Life Alyx TF2 cameo
Stevivor’s Luke Lawrie has discovered that Team Fortress 2‘s Scout will make an appearance in Half-Life Alyx… but likely in a different way than you’d think.
TF2's Scout makes an appearance in Half-Life: Alyx pic.twitter.com/3i9mZQHUYA
— Luke Lawrie (@LukeLawrie) November 21, 2019
There you have it — anything we missed this morning, anyone? Sound off in the comments area, below.
Half-Life Alyx heads to Windows PC VR via Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality in March 2020.
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