Half of-Life 2: Episode One VR fan mod is out at present time

The free, neighborhood-made mod arrives on Steam

Relief in January, the makers at the abet of the beautiful Half of-Life 2 VR mod launched they had been transferring on to making a digital truth goggle version of Half of-Life 2: Episode One – and we now know this would per chance be arriving on Steam later at present time. What’s extra, we additionally maintain a launch date for their VR mod of Episode Two. That might reach next month on April 6th, according to its Steam page.

You will must own the authentic versions of Half of-Life 2: Episode One and Half of-Life 2: Episode Two on Steam in articulate to make the most of the mods, however the mods themselves cost nothing to download – though you might perchance most seemingly also improve the Source VR Mod Team builders on Ko-Fi to articulate thank you for their efforts.

Naturally, you might additionally need a VR headset that helps SteamVR at your disposal as neatly. This currently entails the Valve Index, Oculus Rift / Meta Quest 2 and HTC Vive headsets, to boot to any Windows Mixed Reality headset.

Each episodes will be playable at roomscale, permitting you to transfer around, lean over objects and articulate your palms to purchase things up. We haven’t played them ourselves factual but, but they must tranquil characteristic much the identical because the Source VR Mod Team’s VR adaptation of the authentic Half of-Life 2. Rick Lane became once very impressed with their Half of-Life 2 VR Mod when he checked out it for his Reality Bites column at the tip of ultimate year, calling it “nearly as much of a must-play as Alyx itself.” High praise indeed.

To relive Gordon Freeman’s streak in VR, you might perchance most seemingly also use the Half of-Life 2 VR Mod right here, Episode One right here and, on April 6th, Episode 2 right here. Or not it’s additionally rate noting that Valve’s own Half of-Life: Alyx is 60% off in the Steam Spring Sale at present, bringing the most productive VR game around to factual £20/$24.

Did you additionally know that Valve had been toying with a VR Half of-Life game long earlier than HL: Alyx got right here out? Discover all about it in our intensive interview with Half of-Life writer Marc Laidlaw.

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