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General overview of Half Life: Alyx 2020

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General overview of Half Life Alyx 2020

One of the most anticipated games of 2020 is Half Life: Alyx. It is a virtual reality (VR) first-person shooting game developed and published by Valve. It has been over a decade since the last release of Half Life series. The prequel of the series, Half Life 2: Episode 2, was released in 2007.

Players will control Alyx Vance as she and her father will embark on a journey to take down the alien colony Combine. Half Life: Alyx is coming worldwide on the Windows platform on March 23, 2020.

What Half Life: Alyx is about

The prequel of the series, Half Life 2: Episode 2, ended on a cliffhanger. Half Life: Alyx is about you and your father, Eli Vance that got transported to the City 17. It is a race against the time where an alien race known as Combine is gradually taking control over everything. It is almost an impossible fight against them as you perform various scientific experiments and develop new technology.

You and your father, and few humans that managed to stay alive, continue to research these vicious creatures and discover their weaknesses—all for the sake of rebellion and brave enough to defy the Combine.

It is a VR supported game.

Half Life: Alyx is developed on the Source 2 engine and supports all types of PC compatible VR headsets. It is one of the best projects by Valve in recent times. The developers promised that the players will have a different VR experience that they ever had. The game will support any VR headset that works with the SteamVR.

Interactive Gameplay

Valve revealed that the Half Life: Alyx will be as long as Half Life 2. The story is set between the events of Half Life and Half Life 2 and has much more depth to it. Players can explore and interact with the environment. There will also be puzzles in the game that will test the patience of the players.

Half Life: Alyx will offer gamers a completely different combat experience. Most importantly, there is a complex storyline that connects with all the iconic characters of the Half Life Universe.

One-hand Guns

Valve confirmed that all the guns in the game would support only one hand. It will prove convenient for the players to interact with other gadgets in the game at the same time. There is also the freedom to use both hands for more steady aim.

Gravity Gloves

Alyx will have gravity gloves that work similarly to the gravity guns. It will help in pulling, lifting, and throwing objects around. There is also a possibility that much more is possible with gravity gloves.

Main Goal of Valve

Valve has always been successful in releasing the game that revolutionizes that specific game genre. In the past, games like Dota 2 and CSGO took over that particular game category. The same goes for previous Half Life releases, which changed the FPS genre. Valve put allot of effort and is hopeful that the Half Life: Alyx will dominate and bring revolution to the VR genre of video games.

What feature would you like to see in Half Life: Alyx? Please let us know.

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