Thanks to the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx -- the VR game from Valve -- it appears this beloved series is back. Sure, it's not a full-fledged Half-Life 3 title that many in the gaming industry were hoping for, but it's nice to see life with this franchise again. \n \nIt has been quite a while since fans have been treated to one of these sci-fi first-person shooter experiences. Needless to say, gamers were beginning to lose hope. Now, they'll be able to return to this series and its iconic settings in VR format. The added immersion factor alone is creating a lot of intrigue for many. \n \nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=LTLotwKpLgk \n \nThis game is currently set to release March 23, 2020. That's a couple of days away now. However, Valve is giving those who're picking up this game the ability to pre-load it right now. This way, once the game officially comes out, they can get into the action right away. It's a great strategy from Valve that should enhance experiences for players right out of the gate. \n \nAll users have to do is head to the Steam store today. There are instructions for pre-loading. It's definitely recommended if you want to avoid server issues when this game comes out on Monday. You can bet there will be a ton of other interested parties trying to get their downloads as well. \n \nTo play Half-Life: Alyx, all you need is a compatible VR headset. They have gradually gone down in price over the years, which is great because it lets more gamers experience the true power of VR technology. It hasn't caught on like wildfire just yet, but there is a strong segment of fans that swear by its technology. \n \nIf you're a fan of the Half-Life series and already have a compatible VR headset, then it really is a no-brainer to pick up Half-Life: Alyx. Previews and gameplay trailers are painting a very promising picture in the immersion department. \n \nFrom loading your guns to moving objects off crowded shelves, there are detailed actions that should involve you in the Half-Life world like never before. The graphics also look amazing. Valve is even giving you different ways to approach the traversal system. You can use your VR headset's controls or you can use the point and click system, depending on your personal preference. \n \nThis VR title should be enough to hold fans over until the next official Half-Life installment is made. Even if you've never played a VR game, this one looks like a winner.