Game publisher and webshop operator Valve announced a new part in the Half-Life series on Monday. Half-Life: Alyx is the "flagship title" for Valve's new Index VR glasses.
Valve has been promising to release a new part in the Half-Life series for years, after the series seemed to have stopped abruptly after Half-Life 2: Episode 2 (2007). It is not clear to what extent Alyx will become a fully-fledged part in the series. VR games based on known game series are usually not much more than reasonably short demonstrations to show what the VR glasses can do.
More details will be announced on Thursday, including presumably the publication date. The title of the VR game refers to the past of the game. Alyx Vance is a prominent character from Half-Life 2 .
Valve earned his money in the last twelve years mainly through the operation of the Steam game store. It has also been working on virtual reality techniques for years. However, the company hardly made any new games during this period.