Have you always dreamed of playing Half-Life 2 in virtual reality? This team of modders have done just that, and almost 10 years after the start of the project, they are about to reveal the result in a public beta. On this occasion, the latter have shared a particularly impressive trailer that is salivating.
We promise there will be no jokes about Half-Life 3 in this article. Instead, let’s focus on the positives, as there’s a lot to be said for Valve’s iconic saga. Remember, it’s been almost 20 years since Opus 2 revolutionized the video game industry forever. And while there will most likely never be a sequel, Half-Life 2 will forever remain the best game of all time for many enthusiasts.
Half-Life 2 is also the great era of mods, which was widely popularized through the creation of games such as Counter-Strike or Garry’s Mod. Take all of that into account and you won’t be surprised to learn that a VR mod for the game has been in development for a few years now. Almost 10 years to be exact, since development started in 2013. And finally, after all this time, the mod will soon be available to the general public.
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Soon you will be able to play Half-Life 2 in virtual reality
Indeed, the developers announced the opening of the public beta next month in a trailer that is eye-catching to say the least. In the latter, we relive the first highlights of the game, when Gordon Freeman first arrives in City 17, as well as some fight scenes that look quite funny. Of course, it’s better not to expect the graphic quality of Half-Life Alyx for the simple and good reason that the latter, in addition to being more recent, is made specifically for VR.
Another important point, the trailer also shows some passages in the vehicle, which did not fail to cause some concerns among the players. The developers themselves admit this: you will have to have a strong heart in order not to get sick. However, they did provide some perceptual artifacts, such as darkening the edges of the screen to reduce the field of view. Meanwhile, the movement will be smooth, just like in the original game.