YouTube’s ‘Brian Tate’ has shared a video, showcasing 12 minutes of gameplay footage from an upcoming VR Mod for Half-Life 2. As the title suggests, this mod will allow you to play this classic game in VR, and does not need any other mods in order to work properly.
Led by Cabalistic and a team of modders, Half-Life 2 VR Mod features full MSAA support and the Vulkan API. As such, performance should be better than what Half-Life 2 offers by default.
This VR Mod will allow you to do things that were almost impossible in the non-VR version. For instance, you can spin the blocks in the playground just by hitting them or play tetherball with a corpse in Ravenholm. You will also be able to physically dodge for cover, and manually reload your guns.
For this video, Brian Tate grabbed an existing texture pack for HL2 that replaces 100% of the textures and it makes a huge difference in VR.
Although there isn’t any ETA on when it will come out, there are plans to have an open beta soon.