The VR Game Half-Life: Alyx Is Set To Officially Release On March 23rd

The VR Game Half-Life: Alyx Is Set To Officially Release On March 23rd
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The VR segment of gaming has always been interesting. These games immerse you in fantastic worlds like you’re there in real life. There have been a ton of successful games in this space, but one of the most anticipated is Half-Life: Alyx. It’s definitely a novel direction that Valve is taking compared to the rest of the Half-Life series.

Many were hoping for a legitimate third entry, but a VR title seems pretty interesting in its own right. It will be the first time this series has entered the VR sector, and judging by trailer highlights, it’s looking like an amazing experience. We now know the game is set to release officially on March 23. Valve made this announcement on their official Twitter page. It looks like they aren’t going to be facing any major delays.

That’s great news if you’ve been a die-hard fan of this series all the way back to the original. It’s rare that you find a series with as much support as the Half-Life franchise. Valve certainly knew what they were doing with this project and have delivered some of the best video games of all time according to many.

Sure, this VR release isn’t Half-Life 3 like many had hoped for, but at least the series is still moving forward. Valve looks to be fully utilizing this VR technology, too. We’ve seen trailers of some of the gameplay firsthand, where the player moves objects out of the way on a shelf to get bullets. Now this sequence may not seem like a big deal, but if you’ve played any VR title, the sequence shows a lot of promise.

Even small details like loading your gun seem so real. That bodes well for the combat in this game, which seems to be built around interesting character interactions and intense bullet fights. March 23rd isn’t that too far away if you really think about it.

The month-long wait will be worth it considering how long the Half-Life series has been absent from the gaming community. Fans have only been able to enjoy the series by going back and playing the first two games. They’re amazing by all accounts, but it’s nice to see Valve pick up where they left off.

If Alyx is successful, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Valve make more VR titles going forward. And hopefully, fans still are treated to Half-Life 3. Anything is possible at this point.