If you are going crazy about the VR mods of the games you’ve played before, here’s the good news for the cult classic of the gaming industry. We’re talking about Half-Life 2; it was one the best games of its release year, and its graphical improvements were also impressive. We’re in 2022, and the game hasn’t gotten remastered versions yet. But the fans were focused on the game’s VR version, which was in development for years. After a hopeless process, the fan-made VR mod for Half-Life 2 goes public beta next month.
The development process was fueled by problems, breaking our hopes for the mod. While VR games are getting even more popular, you might want to play Half-Life 2 with your virtual reality headset. Fortunately, a beta announcement trailer shows the content and doesn’t look bad.
Fan-Made Half-Life 2 VR Mod Will Be Playable Next Month
It was 2017 when we heard about the mod for the first time. There has been a long time of work, and expectations have changed significantly. We can estimate that developing a playable VR mod for a game released 18 years ago is not so easy. Fortunately, the game used the Source engine, and Valve still uses that game source today. That’s how it’s possible to bring virtual reality experience to an old game, but there are still rough parts. That’s why it’s called beta. You can see the trailer here:
There are still details developers should focus on. Valve didn’t approve the Steam page for the mod yet; it’s not clear what Valve will say, but Steam support is essential for a mod. Of course, there are other ways to mod distributions, but it would be great if we could access it via Steam. The virtual reality headsets also need special software requirements, and Steam was the part that completes the puzzle most of the time.