A few hours ago, at roughly 02:00 this morning (19 November) the official Valve Twitter account suddenly woke up and revealed that the developer’s next Half-Life game is their flagship VR title, Half-Life: Alyx. In October this year, we did report that Valve’s next Half-Life game could be a flagship VR title and now, we know for sure.
Finally, we will see a new Half-Life game from Valve and although a VR title is probably not what a lot of fans were hoping for, it is still quite exciting to know that something new is actually happening. You won’t have to wait long either, as Valve will reveal Half-Life: Alyx to the world this Thursday, 21 November at 20:00 SAST.
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
At the time of writing, there are no more official details to share on the developer’s flagship Steam VR title. However, earlier leaks suggest that it will be a single-player, story-driven experience with 12-16 hours of gameplay, taking place in the 20-year period between the original and Half-Life 2.
Further, a leaked transcript that surfaced just a few days ago point towards the following gameplay:
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It is also pretty clear from the title that you will play with Alex Vance. Lastly, if the leaks are correct (which seems very likely at this point), you should expect a release date in March 2020 for Half-Life: Alyx from Valve.
What do you think about the next game in the iconic franchise being a VR title coming to Steam? Let us know in the comment section below.