Half-Life: Alyx Gets New Details During Reddit AMA
More details about Half-Life: Alyx and it's development have been revealed.
Today Valve held a Reddit AMA regarding their upcoming VR titles Half-Life: Alyx allowing the community to ask them any questions they may have for the game. This naturally led to new information including behind the scenes development and more. With the recency of numerous delays for big titles including Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cyberpunk 2077, and Dying Light 2, fans were itching to know whether or not the game is planning to be delayed. Rest assured Valve is right on track with hitting the March 2020 release window.
The company stated “With the exception of some tweaks to the absolute final scene, the game is done. Lots of us at Valve, as well as playtesters, have played through the entire game multiple times. Right now we’re primarily polishing and fixing bugs, which is where we’d hope to be at this point in the development cycle. We’re confident we’ll hit our intended release.” Not only is Half-Life: Alyx shaping up to be one of the biggest titles of this year, but it is also being developed by the biggest team in the developer’s history sitting at about 80 people.
It is also worth noting for Half-Life fans that composer Kelly Bailey who is known for creating the music in previous franchise titles will not be returning for Half-Life: Alyx, however, Mike Morasky who composed Valve’s more recent games like Portal 2 will be at the helm and has worked closely with Bailey throughout the process. Valve has similarly consulted with previous Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw with the story of Half-Life: Alyx.
Leading up to launch, Valve is planning on releasing more gameplay footage saying “Our intention is to use these to showcase not just gameplay elements, but also VR-specific elements like different movement options.”
Half-Life: Alyx has been so anticipated to the point where the Valve Index sold out. This will be Valve’s attempt at a grand return with them not releasing any major AAA title since Portal 2 in April of 2011. If you’re looking to pick it up, you can pre-order Half-Life: Alyx on Steam at a discounted price leading up to launch. You can read the entire Reddit AMA here.