Half-Life: Alyx VR | Everything We Know So Far

Joylandi 22-Noy, 2019
Half-Life Alyx is one of the most exciting and probably best VR games launching in 2020. I am going to talk about everything we know so far from playing the game with the Oculus Quest to the gameplay mechanics and the fact you need a beefy VR-Ready computer to make the magic happen.
It will launch in March 2020 and officially supports the Valve Index, Rift, Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
Half-Life: Alyx can now be pre-ordered on Steam: store.steampowered.com/app/546560/HalfLife_Alyx/
Check out the HLA website: www.half-life.com/en/alyx/
► About me
Hey there! My name is Nathie and I am the one that runs this very awesome and unique VR channel where I review games, experiences, apps & hardware. If you are an admirer of Virtual Reality yourself then you found the right place. I want to show everyone the power of VR by preaching on UZtorrent.
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  • Let's talk Half-Life: Alyx!

    • I hope they release a 90hz display mode, because the only reason it isn't a thing now for the quest is because the battery dies in 2 hours which didn't satisfy results I guess, but since the quest can rely on a pc without using its own hardware surely they will find a way to make 90hz a feature.

    • DMan 9971 true dat! Transference isn’t really “scary” but it looks great and actually IS scary. Paranormal activity..... YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE THERE! Horror in vr is realistic enough that people that can typically play any scary games on a flat tv WILL NOP e out their first time period! I have been wishing and waiting for this to come along, but......... I really doubt if I will be able to muster up the courage to finish this game.

    • @Nathie Thanks for another great video. I always enjoy your enthusiasm and great quality of work. I really like the Half-Life series, and my Index got me the game for free, which I'm thankful for. The thing for me is that I honestly don't know that I'll be able to handle the horror of the nasty aliens in such an immersive way. It's so strange that more immersion is what I've always pushed toward with hardware upgrades and getting into VR, and full-length quality games like this are exactly what we want, yet it may very well be a little too real when we finally get it. I've got mixed emotions. I'm very excited for Half-Life in VR, but I'm also very nervous. I really don't want to get into a great game and realize it's the HMD I end up ripping off my face.

    • Could you make a video of big screen beta on quest no one has

    • @Nathie we agree 😁😁😁

  • No multiplayer is disappointing

  • So for all this time the half life timeline Were in the hole time looping but it alex story she knows that it was gonna happens and this timeline is an alternative universe which is the vr world

  • That intro tho 😂

  • İşlemci: İ5 Ekran kartı: GTX 1060 Ram:12 Gb Oyunun istediği minumim özellikleri bile iyi bir pc istiyor

  • 6:25 Gordon Freeman?? He is kept in suspension by Gman. How can he show up in Half Life Alyx if the game is set before Half Life events?

  • Vr is a gimmick. Carmack sold his name to FB made boats of money then jumped ship. Smart man.

  • Are valve index controllers compatible with the oculus rift s??

    • sadly only with Vive or Index

  • Nobody: Nathie:Aahahahahahhhhh ahahahahhhh Also Nathie:"That was a close one"🤣🤣🤣

  • It's good they make it VR exclusive. Then finally VR maybe kick's off like it should, it's 2019.... Looking forward to watching movies in VR in the future. Would be so cool!!!

    • Why i didn't buy it yet. Too few good games yet. Battlefield is my main game so... and it still needs some evolving i feel. I don't like the hands without arms in the games in a way. Maybe i need to get used to it. I don't know

  • Does anyone know if the oculus go can run steamvr i really want to play this game but i can only afford a oculus go?

    • captain RPG you need 6dof hmd and controllers to play. you could probably find a used wmr set for $100-$150

  • Half-Life 1 cost me about $30, Half-Life 2 (Orange box) about $50. Half life Alyx cost me $2600 :D

  • I upgraded "my pc" from a CV1 to an Index. My i7-6700k and 1080 will suffer

  • why are the arms not showing though isnt that totally immersive breaking? we only see the hands?

    • Archamus DK A lot of games are like that and it’s not that big a deal in my opinion, you’ll hardly notice in game

  • The cheap way for the Pc vr ready is to use a Shadow Pc subscription... 😎

  • I hope Half Life Alyx will help to sell many vr headset and motivate devs to make AAA... If not, after that, I will could never play any other vr game! (sorry for my English)

  • I new this was going to happen

  • Mooo Nathie in Russia Cows have VR :) www.cnn.com/2019/11/27/us/virtual-reality-russian-dairy-farm-cows-trnd/index.html

  • 0:19 you would be a damn cool action-movie star!!!😎

  • My D!ck was hard as I went to steam to preorder Half-Life Alyx............ Already in my library.. ;(

    • Seriously. How erect did Valve think I could get.

  • HL Alyx + Boneworks = game changer for me, I'm buying Valve Index for these two. Not only because I'm over-hyped about Alyx, but because I always have been waiting some games like that to catch the opportunity. I will take my time to enjoy the whole VR ecosystem and existing stuff & games, but these two games are really what's making the difference for me, and like you said at 3:18, it's what is good for VR, having this VR exclusive game.

  • 3:50 if you don't have enough to buy a vr ready computer than your computer wouldn't even be able to run it if it weren't vr ¯\(°_o)/¯

    • That is not true. If you look closely, Source 2 doesn't look all that awesome compared to non vr titles. Vr eats up your computer like headcrabs eat up people's heads

  • Nathie you forgot that this game looks like it will have hand tracking so odds are it will only be availible for the index and not something for vive or even oculuse

  • "Valve is known for their discounts" Nathie are you highl

  • I’m sure I buy it is worth it.

  • The people calling VR a "gimmick" and are mad at a Valve for creating a VR game after creating VR hardware and the VR market we have today, are just plain stupid. They don't deserve to have any of this stuff and they don't deserve to be a part of any community if they choose to be that toxic and ignorant. The best thing to do is ignore them and let them sit in their puddle of tears. Most of them will get to try VR and then they will do a 180 and become fanatics, some will choose to be ignorant and never even take any risk of trying VR becasue they are delusional, they think they know what VR is like without trying it.

  • Well, I have the Quest, and a VR ready PC, but not the space in my room, I got the Quest so I could play VR in another room in the house, so. Looks like I'll have to watch a video on someone playing it. Well, better luck next time Res!

  • I am a VR owner and making it a VR exclusive although I understand why it is mechanicly a VR only game is pretty bad for most gamers. VR is still very expensive, PC hardware to drive the game needs to be pretty beefy let alone some people don't have the room for it. Me myself need to compromise to get a decent experience from VR. I don't consider this to be the Half Life game we are all waiting for but I wolud love to revisit City 17 or maybe even Ravenholm in VR.

  • Extremely bold move. Love it !

  • It's $1,000..............................................

    • which is still cheaper than a vive pro, pimax and xtal. Index is very well priced

  • Everybody: Half-life 3? Valve: good guess but actually no

  • "VR is just a gimmick, trust me, i've tried Gear VR and Google Cardboard" - 90% of VR critics

    • @EVOLICIOUS THE PSVR WAS WHAT OPENED MY EYES TO VR. I have a Valve Index Full Kit run off a i7, gtx 1080 and 16gb ram... I also have a Oculus quest and an oculus go as well as psvr. I also bought and tried out a Samsung odyssey as well as a odyssey + AND a Rift S. My son really wanted a psvr for xmas a couple years ago (cried and wouldn’t even tell me what he wanted because he thought it was asking too much). So we got it for them. Even with the psvr’s limitations I was blown away and could see the potential. I have since spent thousands between my new pc and the games and all the hmd’s. The point is... The psvr has a lot of great exclusive games and even thought it’s not the best 6 dof vr, it is still good guality vr. Don’t scare away potential newcomers by talking trash about psvr. It’s not as high quality as pc, but has a way lower barrier of entry as well as some of the best exclusive games.

    • Don't forget about PSVR users complaining that it's not on 7 year old low-end hardware with a kit that hardly does VR in the first place, lmao.

  • Every time I do an Oculus Quest video it makes me no numbers and that means the video is not saved do you know why?

  • Is it coming to quest

    • No, What a stupid question. Quest is essentially a gameboy.

  • I've already got a Valve Index, so this game is free for me. But if I didn't have an Index, I would purchase this game day 1.

  • Not if the game is 2h long and has no replay value to it. No tech demo will change VR for the good. Yall can keep your beat saber claiming its the future of VR.

    • Wrong. The game is 15hours+. The age of VR tech demos stopped about 2 years ago, now we have tons of AAA VR games, stfu, because you clearly have no clue what you are talking about.

  • The headcrab at the start lol

  • Before chill yomoti

  • I used to watch your videos when I was 8 now I'm 11!

  • Windows 10 required.... now that's a problem....

    • If you are not on Win10 for gaming, slam your face into your desk until you do.

  • I really hope they add visible arms to the final product

    • Idk man the arms on vr are still clunky

    • Nope, full body IK is really difficult and adds a ton to CPU processing. I'm glad they didn't, I would rather they use the physics headroom for other things. Boneworks is cool, but Boneworks has the right to be a simple game without AAA graphics due to it being a early access game by an indie studio.

  • Actually you DONT have to invest a headset... just go to a VR arcade and play it there. That will help mom and pop shops and are a lot cheaper than buying a whole VR setup. If you’ve never done VR before you have no idea what you’re missing and this game will show you that.

    • I don't think Valve is giving out licenses right now for arcades. Even Springboard as what I am aware of doesn't have the rights to get Half-Life Alyx in the LBVR space.

  • Intro of the year 😂

    • @Nathie 😂😂

    • Hollywood production

  • 00:15 starting a video THAT bad already? wow..

  • It is perfect time to by strong pc and vr staff. I'm glad that developers create large games on vr. This will definitely strengthen The vr market! 😃

  • 🙏🏽

  • Next step is probably going to be: *Portal: Caroline*

  • I've never played Half-Life before, but I'll definitely buy this game to show the industry that it's worth to produce AAA-VR-titles. VR is not the future of gaming for everyone, but it's not going to vanish either.

    • I disagree, there will be a paradigm shift when VR will be the main gaming platform and flatscreen gaming will be dead tech that next to no one has interest in except game-historians and people with nostalgia.

    • You gotta start playing then ;) You can grab HL2 from Steam for a few bucks. Graphics hold up ok for a 16 year old game, but the gameplay, level design, and story is where it's at. It's an amazing game.

    • @People People Isn't that what I wrote?

    • Vr is not the sole future of gaming, there will always be pancake games

  • "jus da basics, okay" lol haha @ 2:03 Funny!

  • Yay! I got the rig! But I just need the VR headset now. My plan is get a Oculus Rift S.

  • You have a nice rig, but does it run HL Alyx?

  • I am going to try to steal a friend's Oculus Rift, PC, that's what I do.

  • I just bought a Odyssey+ for Boneworks and Half-Life: Alyx.

  • "I can't afford $400.00 for the Rift-S." But these same people drop that much or more for EVERY new console system that comes out. Just saying....

    • @EVOLICIOUS yes but it doesn't run half life without a pc...

    • @People People Quest is standalone.........

    • @People People I didn't forget. I paid a lot more for 1 PC than I used to pay for 1 console at a time. I just stopped wasting my money buying console after console and saved up for a PC. Console games are so limited compared to PC games. You can do so much more with PCs. Plus I don't need to buy the next gen of console to play the newest games. A few upgrades now and then (vs a new console system every few years) is all it takes to keep up to date. Not to mention that I promise you if you try VR...You will not be satisfied with regular gaming ever again. Just like I was when I realized all those jerks saying: PC games are so much better than console games!" I thought they were jerks. Then I had to eat my words. Now I'm... one of those jerks. Dang it. But NOT going backwards to subpar gaming. That would be like going back to Atari. Sure it was great in it's day... but that day came and went a long time ago. Bottom line: you will not be disappointed by saving up to upgrade to better gaming.

    • Because vr isn't a standalone thing, something you seem to forget is that you NEED A PC.

  • We know that it's expensive for the VR, PC, and the game.

    • It's not, you could have all three for around $700 easily.

  • 0:12 LOL 😆😆

  • thank god i have a 1060

  • I've never played a half life game so I don't know anything about it or why it's popular, but this looks cool. I don't like free locomotion in VR though I prefer teleporting or stationary because it doesn't make me sick.

    • you can cure motion sickness in a few weeks, don't be a baby about it, lol.

    • Every half life game is revolutionary gaming industry. You searching at Google and it's FACT😁

  • I luckily got a pair of Valve Index controllers not too long ago so I get Half Life Alyx for FREE! This is going to be so awesome. The physics look so advanced for a VR game.

  • 😂 “people might buy a vr headset to play half life alyx” I remember when I wanted to get vr so I could walk around a villa in Tuscany