Levitation, a mod that continues the story of Valve’s hit VR sport Half-Life: Alyx, is now accessible on Steam (opens in new tab). The mod picks up proper after the occasions of Half-Life: Alyx, bringing the titular character and her pal Russell again to Metropolis 17 to avoid wasting her associates, and probably the entire resistance.
Half-Life: Alyx – Levitation has gone from announcement to completion in very brief order, particularly compared to the event of the sport itself: It was solely revealed (opens in new tab) in April this yr. The ultimate result’s scaled again a wee bit from what was initially promised—the story is predicted to run 3-4 hours, quite than 4-5—besides it feels like a really beefy expertise, with eight ranges that includes new voice traces and character animations. The launch trailer appears fairly nice, too.
“Alyx returns to Metropolis-17 after assembly the G-MAN, and groups up with Russell as soon as once more,” the Steam Workshop web page says. “Throughout her absence, a mysterious levitating constructing appeared within the Sector X area of Metropolis-17. Two key members of the resistance named Barry and Maya determined to infiltrate and examine Sector X—till their sign went quiet…”
Response to Half-Life: Alyx – Levitation could be very optimistic to this point. Steam person Rabid Youngster described it within the feedback as “Valve-level high quality design,” whereas BossMan says Levitation because the “identical degree of high quality as [the] base sport.”
Half Life Alyx: Levitation is completely attractive!!!! I like it to this point @FMPONE. Your maps are tremendous superb! pic.twitter.com/yrcnFNIWR1November 25, 2022
The one constant criticism of the mod is that efficiency is outwardly not nice, though it isn’t clear at this level how common that have is. It appears that evidently the builders are trying into it: In response to at least one latest tweet about efficiency points, venture lead Shawn Snelling, AKA FMPONE (opens in new tab), asked (opens in new tab) if the person was on a Quest or Index headset. (There’s been no reply but.)
Regardless of being a considerable and refined addition to the Half-Life litany, Half-Life: Alyx – Levitation is free: To play, you simply have to subscribe to the mod by way of the Workshop web page, after which begin taking part in half one. Subsequent chapters will mechanically load up when wanted. You will additionally want Half-Life: Alyx and a VR headset (a Valve Index, HTC Vive, or Oculus Rift) to play it on if you would like the correct expertise, however you are missing which you can take a shot with a non-VR mod as a substitute: A few of them are type of (or extraordinarily) janky, however they carry on getting higher (opens in new tab).