The game is set between the events of the gaming classics Half Life and Half Life 2 (1998 and 2004 respectively) and is a title many did not think would ever see the light of day. There is some scepticism about Valve’s reboot of the revered series given it’s a VR only title and Valve is trying to flog its own VR headset as part of the deal.

But in these testing times of pandemic, a bit of VR escapism might just be what you need – and it’s going to launch on time.

You can pre-order Half Life: Alyx here