greatly awaited: If you’ve played SourceVR’s Half-Life 2: VR mod, you’re probably wanting more. The good news is that the team is already working on converting HL2: Episode One to VR. Even better news is that it will arrive within the first quarter of this year. Yes. The decade-long wait for Half-Life 2: Virtual Reality just got sweeter now that we know follow-up episodes are coming sooner than we thought.
Momentum running its recent Half-Life 2: VR Mod beta releaseSourceVR Mod Team disclose It already has a working run of Half-Life 2: Episode One. The fan-developed mod should be available sometime in the first quarter of 2023, though the team didn’t say if it was a beta or fully complete.
Considering HL2: VR is still in beta steam, one of two things can happen. Since the development will undoubtedly overlap with mods for the core game, Episode One could be released around the time SourceVR releases the final version of HL2: VR. Instead, it can enter an indefinite early access testing state like its predecessor.
In either case, it’s exciting to know that we won’t have to wait another 10 years to see what follows. SourceVR’s take on Half-Life 2 has been a long time coming, but it was worth the wait, and it has everything you’d expect from a AAA VR game. That dwarfs Valve’s brief, meager effort with the HL2 VR version.
The Episode One mod should be more similar, considering its imminent release suggests the team has gathered the full heads of Steam (pun intended) to push it so soon after the previous beta release. SourceVR seems to have hit a development sweet spot on the project, and it’s no surprise to hear that Episode 2 will be finished in a few months. Cross your fingers.
Please keep in mind that the entire Half-Life 2: VR project is a mod and requires the original non-VR Valve game.However, the orange box containing the core game and two episodes is just 20 dollars. The Box also comes with a Portal, so purchasing is simple. As long as you’re giving Valve a few bucks for basically doing nothing, why not buy a cup of coffee for the hard work of the SourceVR team.where you can donate to the cause Coffey Page.
Regarding VR setup, SourceVR recommends running the mod on an Intel 8th Generation or AMD Ryzen 3000 processor or better. You can use 8GB of RAM, but 16GB or more would be better. You’ll also need a GeForce GTX 1080 or Radeon RX 5700 to play at higher fidelity and frame rates. Also, make sure your headset and controllers are compatible with SteamVR.