KEY POINTS

  • Valve has announced that all games in the "Half-Life" series are free on Steam
  • The move is to anticipate the launch of "Half-Life: Alyx" on March 2020
  • "Half-Life: Alyx" is set before the events of "Half-Life 2" and the succeeding episodes

No, there's no “Half-Life 3" in the works, but Valve has a little something for their fans to smile about.

In line with the official release of “Half-Life: Alyx” in March, Valve is “celebrating early” by making all “Half-Life” games for free for the next two months.

You heard it right folks: everything from “Half-Life” to “Half-Life: Episode 2” can be played for free, provided that you have Steam installed on your Windows, Mac or Linux computers.

Half-Life A new update for “Half-Life” has been released. Photo: Steam/Valve

Engadget said that the freebie is Valve's way of hyping players as “Half-Life: Alyx” draws near. In addition, the new game will include characters “that play a part in later titles” considering that it is set before the events that unfolded in “Half-Life 2.”

“The Half-Life: Alyx team believes that the best way to enjoy the new game is to play through the old ones, especially Half-Life 2 and the episodes, so we want to make that as easy as possible,” said Valve in their website.

“Half-Life: Alyx” is the first title in the “Half-Life” series for more than 12 years. It is a “full-length” Virtual Reality game and should work with all PC-compatible VR headsets, although Index VR owners will get the game for free.

Pre-orders for “Half-Life: Alyx” will cost $59.99, added Engadget.