The recently released Half-Life: Alyx videogame was initially intended only for virtual reality headsets, such as Valve Index, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality. The release of this game provided a significant impetus to the advancement of the virtual reality genre. Based on Valve's information, it was possible to calculate that in April, Steam users added almost 950,000 virtual reality headsets. And it is a big difference compared to March.
But recently, the modder under the nickname Goutrial released a modification for Half-Life: Alyx, which changes the game into a familiar first-person shooter, thereby providing the ability to play it without a VR headset.
Goutrial took weapons and animation models from Half-Life 2. The author of the mod also noted that gamers may have visual artifacts and other bugs in the game now. But, as the author claims, the plot and levels entirely resemble the original Half-Life: Alyx. This modification can be downloaded on Github.
The developer also noted that this mod still needs to be finalized and encouraged users not to evaluate the new product from Valve based on the results of using the mod.
Half-Life: Alyx was released on March 23 and became one of Valve's most highly rated games. On the popular Metacritic aggregator, the VR project has 93 points out of 100 possible, which not every ordinary game achieves.