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So I just got a cheap Vive Pro headset and am now jonesing for this game. But I can't find any Index controllers - apparently they're sold out everywhere. Let's hope they restock ahead of the game coming out.

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4 hours ago, Shook said:

I don't know much about how VR has progressed in terms of uptake over the past few years but watching that video above is offputting (save for the game itself). All that equipment! It looks like a lot of bother to me. The preserve of enthusiasts.

 

Top VR tech still looks like something you'd go somewhere to experience rather than have in your home.

 

I just want to play on a console with my mates.


I’m glad this game is in Vr.  I think to take the game to a new direction VR is needed.  A flat screen version of this will not be possible or lose at lot in the port (I’m sure a modded may attempt this)

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5 hours ago, Rumspringa said:

 

Things are definitely moving in the right direction, not quite there yet but looks like we'll get there. https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/09/panasonic-vr-glasses/

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While that looks decent, and the screens are nice, it’s currently only 3DoF, and has no inside out or outside in tracking, or hand presence.

 

More akin to an Oculus Go than a Quest. All that proper VR stuff will likely change the look and weight a lot.

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3 hours ago, simms said:


I’m glad this game is in Vr.  I think to take the game to a new direction VR is needed.  A flat screen version of this will not be possible or lose at lot in the port (I’m sure a modded may attempt this)


Yeah I’m sure it’ll be cutting edge and spectacular. No way this is coming to flatscreen. 
 

Just been waiting a long time for a new HL game and can’t see myself investing in what is needed for this. 

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Just incase there is someone who hasn't played any/all of the Half-Life games before, Valve are making Half-Life, Half-Life 2 plus the episodes free to play until Alyx launches.

 

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Worth noting that if you have an Oculus Quest the news above means that you can play the original Half Life in VR for free. Just need to sideload Lambda1VR and the requisite files from the steam install of Half Life. Obviously not going to be quite up there techincally with HL: Alyx but tis a lot of fun and more interesting than playing it through on a flat screen again.

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1 hour ago, metallicfrodo said:

I wonder how the launch is going to be affected by the shortage of pretty of VR headsets at the moment.


Rift S is and has been in stock at Amazon for a while. It’s been some time since I’ve saw Oculus Quest available. Vive is out of stock on its own website but Vive Pro is there ok. Index has barely been in stock since day 1 although you’d guess it was manufactured in fairly low numbers.

 

I’ve a Rift but plan to upgrade it to Rift S. 

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