Just a few weeks ahead of the launch of Half-Life: Alyx, Valve has released a new set of gameplay videos showcasing the game’s various movement and combat options. You can check out the three gameplay videos below.
Half-Life: Alyx Gameplay
The three Half-Life: Alyx gameplay videos total roughly 10 minutes of gameplay. Each video showcases one of the game’s three different locomotion options: Teleport, Shift, and Continuous. We also see some puzzle elements, customization, and quite a bit of pistol action throughout.
One feature that appears to be the focus of the three videos is manual interactivity. As a virtual reality game, there’s a lot of reaching and grabbing involved. These movements appear to be smooth and seamless, mainly due to the fact that Alyx can warp objects straight to her hands. Players must also reload manually, which should add another level of intensity to an already immersive game setting.
Half-Life: Alyx is a VR-exclusive prequel that takes place in between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. The game is playable with any SteamVR-compatible headset. Half-Life: Alyx will release on March 23, 2020 for $59.99. However, those who own a Valve Index VR headset will receive the game for free. Bonus content for Valve Index users will become available on Wednesday, March 4.
Speaking of free, all of the previous Half-Life games are currently free-to-play on Steam until the launch of Half-Life: Alyx. If you haven’t had a chance to play these classic Valve titles, then you have a few weeks to finish them up before the prequel releases.