Half-Life: Description from Valve About Possible Mode to Remove VR from Alyx

Valve Thinks a Non-VR Half-Life: Alyx Mod Is Inevitable

Charles Coomber, a math teacher in San Diego, posted a video called "Let's Play: Angle Vocabulary Review (in Half-Life: Alyx)" to YouTube on March 23, the day the VR title came out.

It's a big find, because the presence of the "vr_enable_fake_vr_test" flag implies that the tools needed to play Half-Life: Alyx without VR are already in place, which should dramatically lighten the load for modders.

If you want to play Half-Life: Alyx without VR, Valve is confident there'll be a mod for that - perhaps that confidence stems partly from the fact that the developers already had a non-VR mode up and running in the game.

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But Valve's game engine, which allows mod support, may still be our savior in this regard. In the same datamining session, McVicker also found that a standard Half-Life 2 HUD and some HL2 weapons can be enabled, and some HL2 props can be spawned. Thanks to this, it was started to be talked about that Half-Life: Alyx could cease to be just a VR game. Of course, this support was not a full support.

Half-Life: Alyx is available now on Steam for $59.99. Walker said he understands that many Half-Life fans are wondering why Valve is making the new game VR. They seem to get really excited a few seconds later, though, when he uses the console command "vr_enable_fake_vr_test", at which point Alyx's hands pop up-again, without the benefit of any VR kit.

"As a result, when people reach the version without VR and lose all the things gained by turning to VR, they will understand very well why we made this choice. I will realize I'm wrong, and we didn't get as much as we thought, and I love to know whenever I'm wrong". Also what's coming next for Half-Life?

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