At least until the launch of Half-Life: Alyx, i.e. February and March
For the next two months, you have free access to the following games: Half-Life; its two ‘expansions’, Opposing Force and Blue Shift; review of its ‘engine’, Half-Life Source; Half-Life 2; and its two ‘expansions’, Episode One and Episode Two. This promotion does not include Half-Life Deathmatch games or other titles such as Team Fortress and Portal.
“Half-Life: Alyx is set before Half-Life 2 events and episodes, but the games share characters and story elements,” Valve says in the official announcement. “Half-Life Team: Alyx believes that the best way to enjoy the new game is to play through the old ones, especially Half-Life 2 and episodes, so we want to make it as easy as possible.”
Valve is offering a discount before ordering Half-Life: Alyx, so the promotional cycle has already begun. Demand for the game has led Valve’s VR headset, Valve Index, to Scarco, but the company says it is making every effort to meet the demand for VR headset before the new game launches.
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