Half-Life: Alyx Release Date Revealed

Half-Life Alyx release date is set for March 23, 2020.
Half-Life Alyx release date is set for March 23, 2020. / Photo courtesy of Valve

Half-Life Alyx release date was announced Thursday, and the game will come out March 23. Fans of the series won't be able to play Half-Life 3 any time soon, or maybe ever, but this could be the next best thing.

Half-Life: Alyx comes a full 13 years since the last game. Valve released a trailer In November with a promise of a 2020 release, and Valve kept their promise. In a year filled with delays, Valve could have very easily done the same.

Half-Life: Alyx Release Date

Fans and players alike can pre-order the game on Steam for a 10% discount which brings the game total to $53.99. The full price is $59.99, but if you own a Valve Index headset or controller, you'll get Half-Life: Alyx free, plus extra content. The game can also be played on Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, the HTC Vive, even Windows Mixed Reality.

This game is not a side-story or an episode, it is the next story in the Half-Life series. It's a prequel to Half-Life 2, and will have you play as Alyx, the companion of Gordon Freeman.