Half-Life: Alyx screenshot of multiple Combine soldiers attacking the player

[Update #2]: Half-Life: Alyx has now been released, and I'm pleased to say it's been well worth the wait!

[Update]: Half-Life: Alyx now has three new gameplay previews, each one showcasing a different style of movement.

A little while ago Valve unveiled their very own (and very expensive) VR device - Valve Index. In order to show off just what the Index is capable of, as well as hopefully further the cause of VR gaming as a whole, Valve also announced that Half-Life: Alyx will be their first fully-fledged and VR-exclusive game.

The story in Half-Life: Alyx will take place between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, and as the name itself would suggest, will focus on Alyx Vance and her father as they attempt to weaken the Combine's grip on the planet. When it comes to the gameplay, that you can learn more about through the original announcement trailer. Have a gander, it's an interesting one:

What excites me the most isn't the gameplay itself, however, but rather the simple fact that Half-Life: Alyx will have both a level editor and Steam Workshop integration. Valve's modding community has been incredible over the years and has produced some truly spectacular mods and levels, so I can't wait to see just what people will manage to do with VR technology!

Thankfully, we won't have to wait too long in order to find out as Valve has now finally revealed that Half-Life: Alyx will be releasing on March 23rd. This also means that the entire Half-Life series will stop being free-to-play on March 23rd, so if you haven't completed any of the storylines, you might want to do it sooner rather than later.

Have fun with the classics, and if you're interested in Half-Life: Alyx, you can learn more over at Steam.