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Half-Life: Alyx Adds Nearly 1 Million VR Users To Steam


David Mudd

The famous video game, Half-Life: Alyx adds nearly 1 million VR users to Steam. Moreover, the video game is showing a serious focus on the VR version of the game. Also, read ahead to know more about the video game.

Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx is a 2020 virtual reality first-person shooting video game. Furthermore, Valve company is the developer and publisher of the video game. It is a single-player game.

It uses the Source 2 game engine. Moreover, this game is set between Half-Life 1998 and Half-Life 2 2004. You play as Alyx Vance. He is on a mission to seize a superweapon that belongs to the alien Combine.

Half-Life: Alyx

Moreover, the entire game is VR based. You use it to interact with in-game characters. Also, you use VR to fight enemies and explore the in-game environment. Physical puzzles, combat, and exploration aspects are all back in the new game.

Release Date

Half-Life: Alyx released on 23rd March 2020. The previous installment of the Half-Life franchise released in 2007. Moreover, the game developers started testing and developing the VR version of Half-Life.

It was that time when the concept of VR was growing and people wanted to see this technology in gaming as well. Finally, after 9 years, Half-Life: Alyx was released with complete VR gameplay. Also, the game is available on Microsoft Windows.

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The Game Adds Nearly 1 Million VR Users

Half-Life: Alyx

The Steam users added around 950,000 VR headsets in April. It has become quite evident that Half-Life Alyx has spiked up the use of VR in gaming like never before. Also, the Steam data suggests that there are over 2.7 million connected headsets.

But only 1.9% of Steam players have a VR headset. It will take some time before this technology becomes common amongst gamers.