The release of Half-Life: Alyx was expected to get more Steam users into VR. And it did, even if owners of VR headsets still only consititute 1.9 percent of all Steam users.
Last year’s release of the Oculus Quest the recent launch of Half-Life: Alyx have certainly shifted the VR landscape, but it still remains a niche market.
Half-Life: Alyx has made it to No.17 in the top 20 PC releases, with its current metascore sitting at 94 out of 100.
The Half-Life: Alyx development team was the largest Valve had ever put together for a single game project.
Half-Life: Alyx has peaked at 42.8 thousand concurrent players, according to SteamDB, thus having already matched and slightly surpassed the results of Beat Saber. An impressive launch for a VR title.
Half-Life: Alyx launches in about two months for a number of PC VR devices. That the beloved IP would sell lots of Valve Index headsets was pretty clear from the get go.
The management of CD Projekt told investors that it was not afraid of the competition with Half-Life: Alyx. The Cyberpunk 2077 makers also expressed doubt regarding business viability of VR games as mass-market entertainment.
Valve found its Valve Index headset in high demand following the announcement of the new Half-Life game. The VR headset ranks second on Steam top sellers list.
Half-Life: Alyx is now officially revealed. It’s a feature-length entry in the legendary franchise that is coming to PC in March 2020. Oh, and it’s only playable in VR.