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Today, Valve replied to our message asking about the situation with Half-Life: Alyx and Linux support and we got our answer.

Originally, the official statement that was sent to us (at the bottom here) mentioned it was only being confirmed for Windows. As it came closer to release, we messaged Valve again to see if they could be any clearer and here's what they sent to us today:

The game will be playable on Proton with DX11 at launch. Post-launch, we'll be aiming to provide Vulkan and Linux support through subsequent updates.

This is excellent news of course, showing truly that Valve is committed to Linux gaming for their return to the Half-Life saga. Now you just need a Virtual Reality kit and a decently powered computer but at least you will have a bit of extra time to prepare for the Linux version.

"Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity’s only chance for survival. The Combine’s control of the planet since the Black Mesa incident has only strengthened as they corral the remaining population in cities. Among them are some of Earth’s greatest scientists: you and your father, Dr. Eli Vance."

You can wishlist/follow Half-Life: Alyx on Steam. The release for Windows will be on March 23, once a date is set for Linux and when we learn more we will let you know.

If you missed it, Valve put out some Half-Life: Alyx gameplay videos which we've included below:

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Additionally, Gabe Newell and Robin Walker of Valve spoke to IGN in a new video that went up today.

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stud68 28 Mar
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Is the 5700xt as bad as people make it out to be.

NO! Its a pretty awesome card. I bought mine day 1 release.
Okay I will accept it took a while for everything to catch up but now everything is sweet plays everything I through at it. Mainly in 4k.

And most all VR games play fine.
HL:A has got a little performance issues but I bet they will get sorted very soon or wait for native release.
PS Cool game so far.


Last edited by stud68 on 28 March 2020 at 8:59 pm UTC
buono 28 Mar
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I am very pleased with my card. The only time I really experience issues is with VR, but the current state of VR is beta anyway. I have watched corben78 play H/L Alyx on his nvidia harware on GOL's twitch channel and he experienced problems also. Unless you really want openCL I recommend the radeon rx 5700 very much.


Last edited by buono on 30 March 2020 at 8:34 am UTC
t3g 4 Apr
I'm surprised that Source 2 didn't use Vulkan by default for all platforms. Why go back to DirectX 11? Windows 7 and the majority of video cards released in the past 3-4 years should easily support Vulkan on Windows and Linux.
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