Half-Life: Alyx might be the virtual reality (VR) videogame of the moment, compatible with a range of headsets but getting hold of these is another issue. HTC Vive doesn’t seem to have encountered the same stock problems as rivals allowing the company to roll out another bundle deal with Valve’s sci-fi adventure, this time alongside the HTC Vive Pro.
Originally released back in 2018, the kit comes with a Vive Pro headset, two SteamVR 2.0 base stations and the latest Vive controllers. The headset features a resolution of 1440 x 1600 pixels per eye, 90Hz refresh rate, 110-degree field-of-view (FoV) and built-in headphones for £1,119 GBP including delivery.
While Valve’s Half-Life: Alyx has been the biggest VR title of 2020, taking fans back to City 17 to fight the Combine. Designed specifically for VR, the videogame offers new tech like the Gravity Gloves as well as bringing back old enemy’s like the headcrabs. VRFocus awarded Half-Life: Alyx a full five-star review, saying: “A stunningly rich experience from start to finish, Half-Life: Alyx is one of the best VR titles available, a perfect showcase for what VR gaming is capable of. It doesn’t exactly break new ground, instead providing familiar Half-Life gameplay all wrapped up in a highly polished VR gift bag.”
“The Vive Pro has always been about delivering the best quality display and visuals at Vive we consistently offer the most immersive VR experiences through our products by listening to our customers and continuing to improve and innovate. The pairing of Half-Life: Alyx with our Vive Pro Full Kit is the meeting of two exceptional VR experiences in one package,” said Graham Wheeler, HTC Vive General Manager (Europe) in a statement.
The HTC Vive Pro Full Kit isn’t the only way to get your hands on a free copy of Half-Life: Alyx, in fact, its one of the more expensive options. You could also go for the Vive Cosmos Elite which comes in at £899 or if you’re patient, the full Valve Index kit for £919 takes eight weeks to ship.
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