Half Life 2 VR Is Getting a Public Beta Next Month
It's been long in the works.
Back in 2017, Eurogamer reported on a new VR mod for Half-Life 2. However, that version was actually an extension of an earlier mod from back in 2013. Sometime after that announcement, the project stalled out, entering its own form of development hell. Well, fans waiting for the mod can stop holding their breath, as it's been announced the project eight years in the making will finally receive a public release next month with an open beta.
Half-Life 2 Finally Comes to VR
Half-Life 2: VR is just one of several attempts to bring the shooter sequel to virtual reality headsets. It promises a number of features, including the ability to manipulate weapons with your hands, full locomotion, and room scale VR.
According to the team behind the mod, they just received a "new influx of team members [that] revitalized" development. It's now close to public release, but they also took caution to say that the game can't currently be finished from start to end.
As a result, Half-Life 2: VR will release initially as a public beta. This means it will be free and playable to anyone who owns the original game. This will allow the team to make further adjustments to ensure it's as good as can be when it finally does come out properly.
As of right now, the goal is to launch the mod through Steam. But the team says it's still waiting on approval for that to happen and doesn't know how long that could take. Expect further details, including a solid release date, in the near future.
Are you excited to see the world of Half-Life 2 through VR lenses?
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