Half-Life: Alyx Official Gameplay Video Released

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Half-Life changed first-person shooters when it launched in 1998. It combined cinematic storytelling, strong combat, and ruthless bad guys. Half-Life even got a sequel, Half-Life 2, which improved on everything from the original. That said, it has been 13 years since any news regarding the next installment for the franchise.

While many people were eagerly waiting for Half-Life 3 to be announced, Steam decided to instead reveal Half-Life: Alyx for VR. Half-Life: Alyx is meant to be set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. While it's technically not the story continuation we've been waiting for, maybe it means we can potentially see Half-Life 3 in the future.

Valve has shared three new trailers from the upcoming game. If the game's first trailer left you wanting more, these provide a more in-depth look at Half-Life: Alyx's setting and gameplay without spoiling any of its story.

The next video focuses on the locomotion movement style, which is sure to be hugely popular with long-time Half-Life fans in that it offers traditional FPS free movement via analog stick along with styles more commonly found in VR games.

In the third and final Half-Life: Alyx gameplay video, Valve offers a look at the teleportation style of movement. Players will still put a marker on the ground for their character to move to, only you'll zoom over to the spot in a less-instantaneous fashion.

IGN got the chance to play the game early and they uploaded a nine-minute gameplay video from Valve's Index VR headset, showing how the game will pan out. IGN will be releasing new videos throughout the month to offer more exclusive footage.

So, what are your thoughts on Half-Life: Alyx? Do you think the game is going to fill the void from Half-Life 3 for fans? Personally, I think the game is going to be a massive hit and should serve as a great addition to the franchise. Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

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