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Half-Life Alyx Release Date, Pre-Order, Trailers, Multiplayer, Fan Reaction

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There's only a few weeks left until Half-Life: Alyx's release date and players are already excited. It's been 13 years since the last installment into the Half-Life franchise and, with what we've seen so far, Alyx looks to be worthy successor to the game's prolific legacy.

Here's every piece of information we know so far about what you can expect from Valve's newest release.

Half-Life: Alyx Release Date

Half-Life Alyx can be expected on Mar. 23. Originally, the date was revealed in February, but a few delays in development forced Valve to push its release back a couple weeks. From what's been shown to the public, however, this move was most likely for the better.

Half-Life: Alyx Pre-Order Information

Players can now look to pre-order Half-Life: Alyx on Steam at a discounted price of $53.99 to the original $59.99. Additionally, if they already own the Valve Index virutal reality system, they will have access to Alyx for free plus extra bonus content. More information detailing exactly what this means can be found here.

Half-Life Alyx: Collector's Edition

There is no official collector's edition available for Half-Life: Alyx. The closest players can get would be the bonuses that come with already owning the Valve Index, which is detailed above. Such a small story-focused title might not have as many avenues for extra content.

There are multiple speculations about reasons for this from the title's size to its allocation to a new system. Switching to VR can present multiple unforeseen challenges, as well.

Half Life: Alyx Trailers

There are multiple trailers for Half-Life: Alyx—the most prominent of which portray exactly what type of movement and gameplay players should expect when the load into the game for the first time.

Other trailers for the game include its announcement trailer which succeeded in hyping up the fans for what many believed would be as close to a "Half-Life 3" as they would get for the time being.

Half-Life: Alyx Multiplayer

There will be no multiplayer mode available with Half-Life: Alyx. This comes as a shock to longtime fans of the series who have become accustomed to a co-op or multiplayer deathmatch mode in these titles.

Valve has yet to come forward with a concrete reason as to why this is. Similar with the Collector's Edition, it's possible this could be attributed to the new play-style that comes with moving to VR.

Half-Life Alyx Fan Reaction

Fans are absolutely ecstatic about the release of Half-Life: Alyx. Despite the time between titles, Half-Life has always been a franchise with a growing and thriving fan base ready to celebrate its every achievement. No doubt Alyx will be another beloved installment in their favorite gaming series, despite its relative shortcomings.