Virtual Reality is not an exotic thing anymore, and game developers are trying to bring their titles into this area as well. One upcoming VR game is ‘Half Life Alyx’, a first-person shooter developed and published by Valve. It’s arriving tomorrow, March 23, and it’s related to Half-Life 2. The new game will unfold events happening before those from Half-Life 2.
Contrary to what most of the fans were expecting, the Half-Life series will be revived. It’s a very famous one, but fans lost hope that they will ever see a sequel. After the release on March 3, the unlock time on Steam for Half Life Alyx will be 5pm GMT.
Free games on Steam
You can download and play for free the following games:
- Half-Life 2
- Half-Life 2: Episode One
- Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Valve itself made the announcement, and they also released the following statements:
“Half-Life: Alyx is coming in March, and we are celebrating early by making all games in the Half-Life Series FREE to play for Steam users, from now until the day it launches!”
“Half-Life: Alyx is set before the events of Half-Life 2 and the episodes, but the games share characters and story elements.
“The Half-Life: Alyx team believes that the best way to enjoy the new game is to play through the old ones, especially Half-Life 2 and the episodes, so we want to make that as easy as possible.”
As you can see, Valve is also encouraging social distancing in this tough period for all of us. Staying at home and enjoying your favorite games seems like a great way of relaxing and being free from danger.
Half Life 2 received BAFTA Games Award for Best Game, and it’s available for a wide range of platforms: Microsoft Windows, Android, Xbox, IBM PC compatible, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Linux, and Macintosh operating systems.
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