Half-Life: Alyx becomes #1 most-played game on VR on its launch day

Half-Life: Alyx is quickly breaking records on Steam, sets new record for concurrent users for a VR game.

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Half-Life: Alyx is the most amazing gaming experience I've ever had, so expect a full review or a detailed article from me once I've finished the game. It is truly amazing, so it doesn't surprise me that it is breaking Steam records. Here is a Half-Life: Alyx Buyers Guide, where I recommend PC hardware and VR headsets to play the game.

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Valve launched Half-Life: Alyx barely 24 hours ago on March 23, and it quickly broke the concurrent user record for a VR game on Steam. Half-Life: Alyx hit a peak concurrent player count of 42,858 -- absolutely smashing the record of Boneworks, with a peak of 8717 when it launches in late 2019.

Remember that Half-Life: Alyx is a VR exclusive title, so that is a really big deal -- 43,000 people playing at once, all wearing VR headsets for a game made in VR only. It also doesn't mean that VR users were able to enjoy the next chapter in the Half-Life saga, as there were a huge 300,000 people watching on Twitch at its peak.

It may have been 13 years since the last Half-Life game was released, but this goes to show that Valve has something truly magical with the Half-Life franchise. It comes out after a decade and not only throws major KO punches being one of the most revolutionary games ever, but has 10s of thousands playing it at once, and 100s of thousands watching those people play it in VR, live.

I took yesterday off completely to play it -- and even went dark on social feeds (which is strange for me, personally). It has been fan-effing-tastic, and I can't wait to dive in and play more.

NEWS SOURCE:uploadvr.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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