Is Half-Life: Alyx Getting A PlayStation VR2 Port?

Valve’s VR-exclusive Half-Life: Alyx game is rumoured to be coming to Sony’s next virtual reality headset.


Xbox Era podcast co-creator Shpeshal Nick wrote on Twitter that he thinks Valve’s game will be coming to Sony’s new VR headset, but he doesn’t know when that might happen. According to him, this rumour has been an open secret for a long time. Suddenly we’re also reminded that Half-Life: Alyx, which unfortunately isn’t precisely Half-Life 3 (because Gabe Newell’s team seems to consider the number three as something evil to them… as none of Valve’s franchises have been given that numbering!), will be on Sony’s console…

A few days ago, we described in detail how the PlayStation VR2 will be revolutionary compared to the first edition (although it’s still questionable whether Sony plans to support the first PSVR games retroactively… ), so let’s quote ourselves: “For a high-fidelity visual experience, PlayStation VR2 offers 4K HDR, a 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering. With an OLED display, players can expect a display resolution of 2000×2040 per eye and smooth frame rates of 90 / 120Hz. PlayStation VR2 follows you and your controller through integrated cameras embedded in the virtual reality headset with inside-out tracking. Your movements and the direction you look at are reflected in-game without the need for an external camera.

PlayStation VR2 Sense Technology combines eye tracking, headset feedback, 3D Audio, and the innovative PlayStation VR2 Sense controller to create an intense feeling of immersion. Headset feedback is a new sensory feature that amplifies the sensations of in-game actions from the player. A single built-in motor makes it with vibrations that add an intelligent tactile element, bringing players closer to the gameplay experience. For example, gamers can feel a character’s elevated pulse during tense moments, the rush of objects passing close to the character’s head, or the thrust of a vehicle as the character speeds forward. Additionally, PlayStation 5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech makes sounds in the player’s surroundings come alive, adding to this new level of immersion.

With eye-tracking, PlayStation VR2 detects the motion of your eyes, so a simple look in a specific direction can create an additional input for the game character. It allows players to interact more intuitively in new and lifelike ways, allowing for heightened emotional response and enhanced expression that provide a new level of realism in gaming. All of these advancements in PlayStation VR2, combined with the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers from the PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers, enable players to feel and interact with games in a much more visceral way. PlayStation VR2 will also have a simple setup process—with a single cable connected directly to PlayStation 5, you can immediately jump into the VR experience.”

A PlayStation VR2 port of Half-Life: Alyx has not yet been announced. It probably won’t be for a few months if it’s coming…

Source: WCCFTech

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