Half-Life: Alyx caused quite the stir after its official announcement, and while the initial release will be exclusive to SteamVR, many fans want to know if the title will ever see a PlayStation VR port.
To shed some light on the subject, gaming website PushSquare reached out to Valve for comment, and received an interesting reply from Designer Greg Coomer. In his statement, Coomer reconfirmed that the initial release of Half-Life: Alyx will be “available for SteamVR only,” but then went on to say that Valve is aware Sony fans desire that the game make its way to PSVR. “We believe Sony’s VR platform has been a huge success for the medium,” Coomer told PushSquare. “And we assume that lots of Sony customers would love to experience this new chapter of Half-Life.” He then stated that there is no PlayStation VR port in the works, as the team is “very focused on the initial release,” before concluding that even still, they have “not ruled anything out.”
Half-Life: Alyx is an upcoming virtual reality first-person shooter, and the first game in the Half-Life series since Half-Life 2: Episode 2. Described by Valve as its flagship VR game, it makes use of the Source 2 engine, and supports all PC-compatible VR headsets, including the Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, and Windows Mixed Reality. Officially revealed in November 2019, the game’s announcement trailer received over ten million views within the first twenty-four hours of its release. Reception of the game’s announcement varied wildly, with fans expressing a range of emotions from joy and excitement to disappointment that the game will have no non-VR version for those without headsets.
The Valve Index virtual reality headset, controllers, and base stations all sold out in the United States and Canada within a week of the game’s announcement.
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