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    Half Life: Alyx for VR to be unveiled by Valve on Thursday

    A leaked transcript from The Game Awards (12th Dec) suggests the game is due in March 2020.
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    Re: Half Life: Alyx for VR to be unveiled by Valve on Thursday

    VR only? - this will be make or break. VR setups for a decent game play arent cheap. anything below par will just annoy the end user with poor GFX and framerates. Valve taking a big gamble here.

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    Re: Half Life: Alyx for VR to be unveiled by Valve on Thursday

    I assume Valve started work on this when it looked like VR might take off but it's taken so long to develop that they've missed the boat.

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    Re: Half Life: Alyx for VR to be unveiled by Valve on Thursday

    If you're spending upward of £400 on the headset, £200 for a card that's going to give you a reasonable expereince shouldn't be a problem.

    Vega 56, GTX 1070, 1660 Super, 980 Ti

    Any of those would be a good baseline. Yes you can 'do' VR on 1060 / RX 570 / RX 580 / GTX 980 / GTX 970, but you'd be playing at minimum settings to maintain framerate.

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    Re: Half Life: Alyx for VR to be unveiled by Valve on Thursday

    I really enjoyed the lab, very polished and fun for a tech demo (a lot of content considering too) so it will be interesting to see what content is in this, HOWEVER, considering valve are selling their own headsets they are way past their due to release a proper full VR title which is a crying shame. I really enjoy VR as a whole and wish the tech would mature and the prices become cheaper so that developers will invest more time to it. There is already a lot more content out there than a lot of people realise but only a small portion of it contains decent re-playable titles, to this day Superhot is still one of my go to games on VR, although the creed boxing game is good exercise and no mans sky can be great fun too, if one of these companies marketed the fitness aspect of VR and produced a bundle of training software alongside a good value headset... then it could be seen as a great modern alternative to a Nintendo Wii, but they would need to streamline the install as VR can be a bit of a faff unless you are used to messing with wires and technology.

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    Re: Half Life: Alyx for VR to be unveiled by Valve on Thursday

    Didn't the Mayans predict this?

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    Re: Half Life: Alyx for VR to be unveiled by Valve on Thursday

    VR... nah, I pass.

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    Re: Half Life: Alyx for VR to be unveiled by Valve on Thursday

    From what I heard (read) it is testing bed for their new engine that should bring some more games and maybe be competition to Unreal engine as it seems that Gabe Newell hates them for some reason ;-)
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    Re: Half Life: Alyx for VR to be unveiled by Valve on Thursday

    I assume I'll have to go play all the Half Life games first?
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    Re: Half Life: Alyx for VR to be unveiled by Valve on Thursday

    This flu already giving me vertigo, i cant imagine playing vr even though im diehard hl fan... this makes me sad

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    Re: Half Life: Alyx for VR to be unveiled by Valve on Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I assume I'll have to go play all the Half Life games first?
    Worth doing anyway

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    Re: Half Life: Alyx for VR to be unveiled by Valve on Thursday

    Pleased to see Half-Life isn't totally dead, can't say i'd rush out to get a VR setup for it though. But hopefully this is the start of something bigger.

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    Re: Half Life: Alyx for VR to be unveiled by Valve on Thursday

    It is a time of remakes)This one is good at least,)

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    Re: Half Life: Alyx for VR to be unveiled by Valve on Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I assume I'll have to go play all the Half Life games first?
    She is not in the original HL, so you can give that one a miss. Personally, despite being highly acclaimed, I never really enjoyed HL1 that much, but HL2 onward were great.

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    Re: Half Life: Alyx for VR to be unveiled by Valve on Thursday

    Rumour has it the follow up to HL: Alyx will feature 3D and hit the stores by 2028.
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    Re: Half Life: Alyx for VR to be unveiled by Valve on Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    She is not in the original HL, so you can give that one a miss. Personally, despite being highly acclaimed, I never really enjoyed HL1 that much, but HL2 onward were great.
    I think the original HL showed up just how poor the story telling was in games of the time. So you might not have enjoyed it much, but thank it for moving the goalposts a long way forward anyway.

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