Half-Life: Alyx release date announced, set to be available on March 23

Half Life Alyx Handgun
Half Life Alyx Handgun (Image credit: Valve)

What you need to know

  • Half-Life: Alyx is the first full new Half-Life game since the release of Half-Life 2: Episode Two in 2007.
  • Half-Life: Alyx now has a release date and is set to release on March 23.
  • The game requires a VR headset and was built from the ground-up for VR.

While we've known for some time that Half-Life: Alyx was scheduled to release in March 2020, the exact day hasn't been known, until now. The release date for Half-Life: Alyx has been revealed and the game is set to be available on March 23, 2020!

Half-Life: Alyx was built from the ground-up for VR and it will be compatible with all PC VR headsets, running on the Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

Half-Life: Alyx takes place between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, letting players control Alyx as she works in a resistance against the unstoppable Combine forces. If you'd like a look at the gameplay, you can see the reveal trailer here. For more information, you can check out the Steam page for Half-Life: Alyx right here. If you're looking to get caught up on the story, remember that the Half-Life games are currently free-to-play on Steam for a limited time.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

3 Comments
  • I'll try this, I'll give it a spin. Will be my first Half Life game since I barely played a bit of the first one, bored me to death.
  • Excited.
    I've already booked myself in to the hospital to sell my third kidney, and I've pre-ordered a vr headset and the game with the funds. Just need a computer now, and I'm all set.
  • I took a 2 year break from VR because of lack of compelling content but I just dusted off my Odyssey in anticipation of giving Alyx a whirl. I didn't like the Half Life game I tried 10+ years but I hope I like this one.