Half-Life Alyx Is a Prequel Set Between Half-Life 1 and 2
Half-Life series is making its return on PC with Half-Life Alyx, which is a prequel. Here’s the debut trailer for this game that is exclusive to PC.
Half-Life has been long dormant despite being one of the most requested games by fans. After Shenmue III and Final Fantasy VII Remake made a debut to heavy fanfare and nostalgia, it was only time for Valve to capitalize on their most critically acclaimed IP with Half-Life. They are bringing the series back with a prequel that is entirely playable in VR and stars Alyx.
According to the official story timeline for Half-Life Alyx, this new game is set between the events of Half-Life 1 and 2 thus making it a prequel to Half-Life 2 Episode 2. Fans have been long clamoring for an Episode 3 that continues the events of Half-Life 2 but that will have to wait for a while now.
Half-Life Alxy is currently up for pre-order on Steam. The game has a launch price of $19.99 with 10% percent that brings it down to $17.99. Valve is the publisher of the game with reports suggesting the Firewatch developer Campo Santo, who was acquired by Valve, is also working on this brand new prequel set in the Half-Life universe.
Valve will also ship Source 2 game engine with the launch of Half-Life Alyx on Steam. This should allow the fans to “build and contribute new environments” with the Source 2 game engine.
The game will be available for free to customers who have purchased Valve Index Software in 2019. There will be some extra content as well.
- Explore environments from Half-Life: Alyx in your SteamVR Home space
- Alternate gun skins to embellish Alyx’s arsenal
- Special Half-Life: Alyx-themed content for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Here are the preliminary minimum Half-Life Alyx system requirements
- OS: Windows 10
- Processor: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600
- Memory: 12 GB RAM
- Graphics: GTX 1060 / RX 580 – 6GB VRAM
Half-Life Alyx will be out in March 2020 for PC.