We already knew Half-Life: Alyx is coming out next Monday, but developer Valve revealed in a tweet that the much-anticipated VR will be available at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET/5 p.m. GMT/4:00 a.m. AEDT) that day. You can start preloading this Friday, so you might want to now.
Half-Life: Alyx is “the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine,” according to Steam. “Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity’s only chance for survival.”
The first Half-Life game came out in 1998, and at the time was called “revolutionary” by CNET sister site GameSpot (it also just got a fan-made remake, Black Mesa). Half-Life 2 dropped in 2004. Since then, we’ve been waiting for a third installment of the franchise, as Half-Life 2: Episode One dropped in 2006 and Half-Life 2: Episode Two appeared in 2007, both as shorter games.