Valve is releasing the Half-Life Collection for free in preparation for Half-Life: Alyx

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With the release of Half-Life: Alyx growing ever closer, Valve has announced that the full Half-Life collection will be free-to-play until the new title launches.

Announced on Twitter following a pre-emptive notification via Steam, Valve has revealed the free-to-play offer extends not only to the core Half-Life titles, but also the accompanying expansions and episodes – including Team Fortress Classic .

In their statement, Valve said: “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”

 The full collection will be free-to-play, not free-to-own, up until Half Life: Alyx is released, which has an expected release date of March 2020 – giving you plenty of time to familiarise yourself with the Half Life universe.