Half-Life 2: Episode One VR fan mod is out right now
Again in January, the makers behind the superb Half-Life 2 VR mod introduced they have been shifting on to creating a digital actuality goggle model of Half-Life 2: Episode One – and we now know it will likely be arriving on Steam later right now. What’s extra, we even have a launch date for his or her VR mod of Episode Two. That may come subsequent month on April sixth, in line with its Steam web page.
You will must personal the unique variations of Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2: Episode Two on Steam with the intention to reap the benefits of the mods, however the mods themselves value nothing to obtain – though you possibly can assist the Supply VR Mod Staff builders on Ko-Fi to say thanks for his or her efforts.
Naturally, you may additionally want a VR headset that helps SteamVR at your disposal as nicely. This at the moment contains the Valve Index, Oculus Rift / Meta Quest 2 and HTC Vive headsets, in addition to any Home windows Combined Actuality headset.
Each episodes will probably be playable at roomscale, permitting you to maneuver round, lean over objects and use your fingers to select issues up. We have not performed them ourselves simply but, however they need to perform a lot the identical because the Supply VR Mod Staff’s VR adaptation of the unique Half-Life 2. Rick Lane was very impressed with their Half-Life 2 VR Mod when he checked out it for his Actuality Bites column on the finish of final 12 months, calling it “virtually as a lot of a must-play as Alyx itself.” Excessive reward certainly.
To relive Gordon Freeman’s journey in VR, you possibly can seize the Half-Life 2 VR Mod right here, Episode One right here and, on April sixth, Episode 2 right here. It is also price noting that Valve’s personal Half-Life: Alyx is 60% off within the Steam Spring Sale for the time being, bringing the greatest VR recreation round to only £20/$24.
Did you additionally know that Valve have been toying with a VR Half-Life recreation lengthy earlier than HL: Alyx got here out? Discover out all about it in our in depth interview with Half-Life author Marc Laidlaw.