2020’s Half-Life: Alyx was a seminal moment for virtual reality (VR), Valve not only finally adding to the much-loved sci-fi franchise but also giving creators the chance to build upon it with Steam Workshop. As if you need a reason to step back into City 17, later this year a stunning looking mod is due to arrive with a big campaign, Half-Life Alyx: LEVITATION.
The first details for Half-Life Alyx: LEVITATION were released over the weekend by way of a very slick trailer, promising a “4-5 hour experience for the average player.” In it, you’ll continue your role of Alyx Vance, fighting through the dangerous streets of City 17 on a new mission to an area called Sector X.
Two of Alyx’s colleagues Barry and Maya went to investigate a mysterious levitating building, and well, haven’t come back. So you need to find out what happened and it seems as though the shadowy G-Man will be making an appearance whilst your buddy Russel also makes a return.
Other than that not much else is known but expect the usual action-packed gameplay with plenty of Combine and Headcrabs to work your way through. This being a Steam Workshop mod, Half-Life Alyx: LEVITATION will be free when it launches later this year, currently scheduled for Q3 2022.
There are a ton of mods for Half-Life: Alyx, some, like Levitation, stick with the Half-Life theme and expand the gameplay further. Others move completely away from the Half-Life setting, drawing inspiration from other videogames. Some of the most notable include a Bioshock mod in two chapters, Return to Rapture, which has been well received by the community, and Gunman Contracts where you become a trained assassin taking on a new contract.
Take a look at the trailer below and see what you think, as Half-Life Alyx: LEVITATION is free it’ll certainly be worth a download when it arrives. Don’t forget that you do need to own a copy of Half-Life: Alyx in the first place before you can. For more VR mod updates, keep reading gmw3.
- April 5, 2022