On Steamtoday, a long-in-the-works Half-Life 2 VR mod will be released

On Steamtoday, a long-in-the-works Half-Life 2 VR mod will be released

Half-Life 2 is now available on Steam for public beta after almost eight years of development.

Half-Life 2: A VR Mod team based in the United Kingdom, but its initial report was last year, but it was a result of an earlier version of Razer Hydra, which was recently released. Some time later, the game disappeared into "its own kind of development hell," which was almost being abandoned, but eventually re-emerged in 2021.

The wait for the Half-Life 2 VR project to be released was on the rise last month, when the Source VR Mod Team announced that, owing to a "new influx of team members that revitalized," development.

Half-Life 2: VR Mod, one of several attempts to include the shooter sequel to VR headsets, has a slew of features, including room scale VR with tracked motion controls, giving players the ability to manipulate items and weapons, and climb ladders directly with their hands.

A full locomotion, a weapon selection menu inspired by Valve''s Half-Life: Alyx (over-the-shoulder ammo storage, functional iron-sights, two-handed weapons, and manual reloading are included), as well as enhanced comfort capabilities such as a motion vignette and a third-person camera for vehicle sections. Additional options include full left-handed support, a laser sight, and a arcade-style "quick reload."

Half-Life 2: VR is free and playable for anyone who owns Valve''s original game but is not yet finished. While the team believes the game can "from start to finish," and it''s "very enjoyable to do so," there''s still time to go until it''s officially available on Steam as a public beta, so its developers can "make it the best VR experience we may possibly provide."

Before you jump straight in, Ian Higton, a Eurogamer, gave it a try earlier this year.

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