Whether or not Half-Life 3 will ever see the light of day is something that we’re sure fans of the franchise are constantly wondering. With Valve seemingly teasing fans with cryptic clues, and with rumors suggesting that the game will never be launched, we’re sure many fans have been left frustrated.
However if you’re looking for a new way to experience Half-Life, you might be pleased and pretty excited to learn that the Half-Life 2: VR mod has been greenlit on Steam, which means that Valve has officially given the modders the thumbs up to proceed to distribute and share the mod with the Steam community.
For those unfamiliar with the mod, it was actually launched many years ago ahead of VR devices like the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift. However with the launch of said devices, the mod was revived and adapted for modern day VR headsets, where it will now play nicely with both the Rift and the Vive and even with support for motion controllers.
According to its creators, “Having the project on Steam will make it easier for us to develop, and of course much easier for people to install and update when we start releasing builds. We know the top question on everyone’s minds is when exactly that will be, but these things they take time, especially with a team of unpaid volunteers. The best we can do for now is “soon”, as soon as the hands of our programmers and artists allow it.”
The mod itself will be released for free, although gamers will be required to own an original copy of Half-Life 2 and Episode 1 & 2 for it to work correctly.