Valve’s Half-Life 2 has become one of the most revered videogames in the industry’s history since its launch way back in 2004. So back in 2013 a dedicated group – unaffiliated with Valve – decided to mod the title so that it was playable in virtual reality (VR). Since then images and videos have been teased – the last was in April – but today Half-Life 2: VR moves one step closer to release by appearing on Steam Greenlight.
Actually, the mod was available back in 2013 for the Oculus DK1 with support for the Razer Hydra controllers, but a lot has happened since then. The latest version will support Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with full motion controller functionality. Half-Life 2: VR will also include updated effects, textures, models and maps, a 3D, made for VR GUI and multiple VR locomotion methods so whether players prefer teleportation or full first-person shooter (FPS) controls everyone should be catered for.
While Half-Life 2: VR needs a suitable amount of votes to pass Steam Greenlight the chance of this not happening is very slim – Half-Life 2 is just too well loved to not succeed.
As it is a mod Half-Life 2: VR isn’t going to be a standalone videogame, players will need the normal desktop versions of Half Life 2, Half Life 2: Episode 1 and Half Life 2: Episode 2 on Steam, but the mod will be distributed for free.
Checkout the Steam Greenlight trailer below, and for further updates keep reading VRFocus.