Being, perhaps, the most anticipated virtual reality game to date, Valve’s Half-Life: Alyx is expected to greatly increase interests towards VR gaming and VR hardware. In a bid to attract attention to their latest hardware, HTC and Valve are both bundling the game with some versions of their headsets.

For a limited time (while supplies last, to be more specific), HTC’s Vive Cosmos Elite bundle for $899/€999 will come with a free digital copy of Valve’s Half-Life: Alyx. Meanwhile, Valve itself will bundle the title with its Index VR headset (which costs $499, or $749 with controllers, or $999 with controllers and additional base stations), or almost any of its additional components, according to The Verge.

Valve’s Half-Life: Alyx is a game that exclusively works with virtual reality headsets and it is compatible with Facebook’s Oculus VR, HTC’s Vive, Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality, and Valve’s Index platforms. Since the title is not compatible with non-VR setups, it will inevitably attract fans of the franchise to virtual reality.

Valve says that its Half-Life: Alyx was developed using Index hardware, though bundling the game with HTC’s Vive Cosmos shows that the two companies are still relatively close, a relationship that goes back to the creation of the original Vive headset.

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Sources: HTC, HTC, The Verge, Engadget

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  • darwinosx - Monday, March 23, 2020 - link

    No links to where to buy it just links back to anandtech articles to boost your page views. Thanks assholes.
  • hbsource - Monday, March 23, 2020 - link

    What do you imagine people will think when they read your post?

    1) Yeah - Anandtech. Assholes.
    2) That guy is a dick.
  • pbollwerk - Monday, March 23, 2020 - link

    #2 =)
  • Manch - Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - link

  • alphasquadron - Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - link

    #1. No he's right. I don't where to buy it. If only I knew who sold it and could google it. But google has been down the past week so yeah Anandtech are assholes.
  • jordanclock - Monday, March 23, 2020 - link

    I guess it's easier to post vitriol than check the source links.
  • senttoschool - Monday, March 23, 2020 - link

    No one is going to spend money on a $900 VR toy for one game in this economic environment.
  • imaheadcase - Monday, March 23, 2020 - link

    You mean just VR itself. VR has been trying to take off for 10+ years now, i've yet to see anything "fun" with it.

    Economics don't stop people from entertainment.
  • willis936 - Monday, March 23, 2020 - link

    You managed to say an impressive number of wrong things in very few words. One could invert your statements and have a more accurate post.
  • imaheadcase - Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - link

    Oh sure, the stats that show i'm right are wrong, and the bubble you live in is right. lol

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