Half-Life Alyx Release Date: Price, Pre-order, Cost, VR, Minimum Requirements & More
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Half-Life Alyx Release Date: Price, Pre-order, Cost, VR, Minimum Requirements & More

Chris Trout
20 December 2019

A hotly anticipated Half-Life game was announced back in November and although it wasn't Half-Life 3, it's a worthy addition to the franchise. Here's everything you need to know about its release date.

A hotly anticipated Half-Life game was announced back in November and although it wasn't Half-Life 3, it's a worthy addition to the franchise.

Half-Life is a first-person shooter developed by Valve, published by Sierra Studios for Windows in 1998.

The name comes from the co-star of Half-Life 2 Alyx Vance, who is involved in one of the longest-lasting cliff hangers in videogame history.

This game has been made specifically for VR and releases in early 2020.

Here's everything you need to know about its release date.

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Release date

Half-Life: Alyx will launch in March 2020 – however, the exact date and time are unknown.

Look away now console fans, there’s nothing confirmed for you – Alyx seems, for the immediate future anyway, a PC exclusive.

Who knows, though, hopefully, it’ll find its way on to the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

And you won’t need a monster rig to run it…

 

System Requirements

The Index itself demands 8 GB RAM and a GTX 970 at minimum.

However, a closer look reveals it won’t take a beast of PC to meet the minimum specs:

Minimum:

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

It’ll be limited to Valve VR hardware – Alyx will compatible with the HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift, and Oculus Quest if you have the PC link cable.

 

Price

What we do know is that the game will cost $60, but is free to anyone who owns a Valve Index VR headset, which is a pretty good deal. Well, that’s until you see the price.

There are headset deals going for upwards of £500 on the main Valve site, but many have sold out, leaving only the super expensive packages (upwards of £600).

The good news is that Alyx won’t just be limited to Valve VR hardware – it’ll be compatible with the HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift, and Oculus Quest if you have the PC link cable.

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Written By
Chris Trout
@TheTrout91

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