Half-Life: Alyx PC System Requirements Are Higher Than VR Minimum Specs

So much information has been dropped on the next game in the Half-Life series, which is a game built specifically for virtual reality called Half-Life: Alyx. It’s been 12 years since we got an entry in the franchise with Half-Life 2: Episode 2, so fans are sure to be eager to jump into this VR exclusive, but it also begs the question of hardware requirements. Well, if your PC is VR-ready, you’ll likely be set to play the next Half-Life game.

Most, if not all, PC-based VR games abide by closely similar required and recommended specs, though Half-Life: Alyx turns things up a bit. Below are the the minimum required specs for Half-Life: Alyx.

Half-Life: Alyx Minimum PC Specs

  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-7500 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 1060 / AMD RX 580 – 6GB VRAM

Those are noticeably higher than the minimum specs to simply run the Valve Index VR headset, which require a dual-core hyper-threading CPU, 8GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GTX 970 or AMD RX 480. However, if you take Index’s recommended specs into consideration, Half-Life: Alyx’s requirements don’t seem as farfetched. Valve Index recommends a quad-core CPU paired with an Nvidia GTX 1070 or better.

Though Valve Index owners will be able to get Half-Life: Alyx for free when it launches in March 2020, the game will be playable on any SteamVR compatible headset; this includes HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest via PC Link, and Windows Mixed Reality. Finger-tracking will also be featured in the game when using Index controllers, and a number of movement options will be included. For all our coverage on the upcoming Half-Life game, check out our stories below:

from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/half-life-alyx-pc-system-requirements-are-higher-t/1100-6471639/

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *