Half-Life 2 VR mod is launching next month, and its coming to Steam
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Published: 27th August 2022 | Source: Steam |
Half-Life 2's unofficial VR mod is coming to Steam next month
VR support is coming to Half-Life 2, and better yet, the mod is going to be available for free on PC though Steam. The mod was already set to release in September, but now the game has a dedicated Steam page and a September 16th release date.
Half-Life 2 is a game from 2004, in 2022 it remains a classic. PC gamers still ask for a sequel, and while Valve does not appear to be working on one, they know that the interest is there.
With the mod's appearance on Steam, the Half-Life VR mod appears to have gotten an official nod of approval from Valve. Valve's VR exclusive Half-Life: Alyx remains on of the most well loved VR titles on Steam, and Half-Life 2 VR appears to be where VR gamers will get their next fix of Half-Life.
The mod includes support for VR motion controls, with most weapons supporting both manual reloading and aiming, and useful accessibility features like laser weapons sights and quick reload options for gamers who want a simpler gameplay experience.
In time, the Half-Life VR modding team also wants to make VR versions of Half-Life 2 Episodes 1 and 2, and add additional upgrades to the game that will include enhanced textures, additional animations, support for hand poses, and more.
To play Half-Life 2 VR, you will need a copy of Half-Life 2 on Steam and a VR headset. If you don't have a VR headset, well... you can just play the normal non-VR version of Half-Life 2. Even today, Half-Life 2 is an excellent game, even if it is on the old side.