In a Valve-esque ‘put your cash the place you mouth is’ transfer, the corporate has affirmed that Half-Life: Alyx will help any SteamVR succesful headset, which incorporates Valve’s personal Index in addition to headsets from Oculus, HTC, WMR, and Pimax. The transfer underscores the corporate’s yearslong dedication to creating Steam an open platform for VR content material and . House owners of Index (and even simply the Index controllers) do get a pleasant perk for his or her costly buy although: a free copy of Half-Life: Alyx.
When you haven’t been paying shut consideration to the VR house, you could be shocked at simply how distinguished Valve is within the house. Not solely has the corporate turned Steam into one of many main storefronts for VR content material, it’s additionally the platform with the widest vary of headset help. Valve even helps its competitor Oculus’ headsets on Steam, regardless of the Fb-owned firm protecting its personal Oculus platform unique to Rift headsets.
Half-Life: Alyx is appropriate with the total vary of SteamVR succesful headsets, together with Valve’s personal Index, Oculus Rift & Rift S, HTC’s Vive, Vive Professional, and Vive Cosmos, all WMR headsets, Pimax, after which some.
Extra of At this time’s Half-Life: Alyx Information
After being an instrumental enabler of the VR trade for years, earlier this yr Valve launched its personal VR headset referred to as Index, which has turned out to be a high decide for fans.
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Half-Life: Alyx will doubtless ‘play finest’ on Index because of superior finger-tracking constructed into the controllers, however that isn’t the one deal with these with the headset are in for; Valve has stated they plan to provide the sport away free to all homeowners of the Index headset or controllers (that’s proper, in case you have a Vive or different headset and solely purchased Index controllers, you’ll get the sport free of charge as properly).
For everybody else, Half-Life: Alyx will price a full $60, set for launch in March 2020.
Valve says that anybody with the suitable will merely see the sport seem of their library when it’s obtainable; no codes to redeem and no redemption dates to danger lacking.
Anybody who orders Index (headset or controllers) by the tip of 2019 may even get the next bonus content material in 2020:
Discover environments from Half-Life: Alyx in your SteamVR Residence house
Alternate gun skins to brighten Alyx’s arsenal
Particular Half-Life: Alyx-themed content material for Counter-Strike: World Offensive