Geoff Keighley gives gamers a sneak peek at Half-Life: Alyx

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2019/11/22 03:22:39 (permalink)
Earlier today, Valve revealed Half-Life: Alyx, the next entry into the Half-Life series, shipping as a prequel to Half-Life 2 with gameplay mechanics that are only possible within VR. 

Why VR? Why a prequel? Why Half-Life? Why not Half_life 3? These are the questions that many gamers are asking. Thankfully, Geoff Leighley is ready with a behind closed doors look at Half-Life: Alyx. Sadly, this sneak peek includes no gameplay for Half-Life: Alyx, but it answers many of these key questions. 

For starters, Half-Life: Alyx started as a look into VR game mechanics, not as a "new Half-Life game". Valve discovered what works within VR and then looked at its collection of franchises to see which series was most suitable? Portal? Nah, too much fast movement and insane jumps. Counter-Strike? No, multi-player wouldn't work given the small instal base of VR headsets. Half-Life? Yes, that could work.

If you want to know about Half-Life: Alyx's development, you should watch the video below. More information about Half-Life Alyx will be revealed at The Game Awards on December 12th. 
If you want to see the video that is embedded in the article. 

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    Re: Geoff Keighley gives gamers a sneak peek at Half-Life: Alyx 2019/11/22 03:36:45 (permalink)
    It should be interesting since Half Life is a good source and could help with the install base of VR. I wish it was Half Life 3 but I can't think of a problem with a major studio working on a VR game built from the ground up.

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    Re: Geoff Keighley gives gamers a sneak peek at Half-Life: Alyx 2019/11/22 05:14:51 (permalink)
    It may just be edited/ enhanced  material they never used during the episodes they made back in the day..?

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    Re: Geoff Keighley gives gamers a sneak peek at Half-Life: Alyx 2019/11/22 05:27:51 (permalink)
    Valve was once known as a game developer, but these days the company is known for getting kids hooked on gambling (loot crates).  I bet they already have plans for loot crates for VR too.

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    Re: Geoff Keighley gives gamers a sneak peek at Half-Life: Alyx 2019/11/22 09:04:50 (permalink)
    more PR to promote the launch ... no real information ... sigh

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