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Half-Life: Alyx is a VR interquel, here’s the first trailer

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It’s not Half-Life 3. Valve’s mythical third chapter to a game about worlds being torn apart, weird men in suits watching your every move and how they totes give you the cold shoulder even when you noclip into their vicinity, is never going to be made. What is coming though, is Half-Life: Alyx! It may not be Half-Life 3, but Valve says that Half-Life: Alyx will still be a “full” Half-Life game that has been “designed from the ground up for virtual reality,” according to press materials.

Here’s the first trailer for it:

Set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, Alyx Vance and her father Eli mount an early resistance to the Combine’s brutal occupation of Earth.

And here’s the overall story synopsis!

Half Life Alyx (3)

The loss of the Seven-Hour War is still fresh. In the shadow of a rising Combine fortress known as the Citadel, residents of City 17 learn to live under the rule of their invaders. But among this scattered population are two of Earth’s most resourceful scientists: Dr. Eli Vance and his daughter Alyx, the founders of a fledgling resistance.

You and your father were relocated to City 17. In the years since, 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.

Valve say that they they want Half-Life: Alyx deodorant to make the most of the VR format that it’ll be presented in, which will include gameplay segments such as being able to “lean around a broken wall and under a barnacle to make an impossible shot,” and other stuff to sel ypu on the immersive game they’re looking to tempt you with:

Half Life Alyx (1)

Rummage through shelves to find a healing syringe and some shotgun shells. Manipulate tools to hack alien interfaces. Tear a headcrab off your face and throw it out the window. VR was built for the kind of gameplay that sits at the heart of Half-Life.

Half-Life: Alyx will be out in March.

Last Updated: November 22, 2019


  1. Okay … that didn’t look to bad for a VR game.


  2. Hammersteyn

    November 22, 2019 at 08:11

    Hopefully it sells billions so that they make more HL games, I’ve got an itch only a crowbar can reach.


    • G8crasha

      November 22, 2019 at 10:15

      So does that mean I must stop being a sour puss, and be a glass-half-fill type of person – if they are developing a new game, maybe we’ll get more that most people can actually play, instead of a select few.


      • Hammersteyn

        November 22, 2019 at 10:45

        That’s the plan hopefully


        • G8crasha

          November 22, 2019 at 11:13

          I can try, but there are no guarantees. I am still miffed with this situation! I hail back to the days of The Orange Box, and I can still remember vividly, the ending to Ep. 2! I want – no, I need closure!!!!!!


    • Admiral Chief

      November 22, 2019 at 08:54



  3. Original Heretic

    November 22, 2019 at 09:17

    Further proof that Valve doesn’t like 3’s.


    • Llama In The Rift

      November 22, 2019 at 10:15

      Next Generation of Kids:
      Okey Class, lets count to 10…
      Kids: Alyx!!!!


  4. Darren Peach

    November 22, 2019 at 10:10

    Half Life 3 announc….er wait. I looked at those little Icons at the end of the trailer and felt despair. No Lowly PS VR Icon. I guess My week old PS VR unit that I bought 2 years ago will stay unused.


  5. Kromas

    November 22, 2019 at 08:05

    Couple of other facts:

    1.) Playtime is comparable to HL2 so 13-15 hours
    2.) They got plenty of the original story team back for this
    3.) Campo santo (Firewatch) was involved
    4.) Half Life 3 might be on the cards after this
    5.) My body has been ready for this nearly 20 years ago!

    Also if you own a Vive or whatever you might consider getting the index controllers as this game take full advantage of the finger tracking.


  6. SagatatiaRZA

    November 22, 2019 at 13:21

    Gents I’m moist


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