New rumors about Half-Life: Alyx

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Half-Life: Alyx for Playstation VR 2? It would be a great achievement for Sony. I summarize old and new rumors for you.

Half-Life: Alyx is considered one of the best VR games of all time, and thanks to the radiance of its name, it makes even gamers who have nothing to do with virtual reality sit up.

The VR game was released in March 2020 for PC VR compatible headsets and is a Steam exclusive. But even then, Valve designer Greg Coomer indicated that it doesn’t have to stay that way.

The “initial version” of Half-Life: Alyx will be “only available for SteamVR,” Coomer told Pushsquare. When asked about Playstation VR, the designer said: “We believe it Sony’s VR platform is a huge hit for the mediumand we expect many Sony customers to love trying this new chapter of Half-Life. “

A Playstation VR port isn’t in development because it’s centered around the first version, but Valve “doesn’t rule out anything,” Coomer said.

A win-win situation for both Sony and Valve

Unsurprisingly, Half-Life: Alyx was never released for Playstation VR – the PS4 (Pro) simply doesn’t have the power to realize Valve’s vision of Half-Life: Alyx.

Since Sony announced Playstation VR 2 in February 2021, the question is whether Half-Life: Alyx will appear for Sony’s new VR glasses. It would be a win-win situation: Valve could earn more from the game and Sony would have another system vendor for Playstation VR 2. A deal with Valve wouldn’t be so unlikely, after all Sony already has several major first party titles on Steam released.


In early 2022, Nick “Shpeshal” Baker fueled the rumors about Half-Life: Alyx for Playstation VR 2.

Baker is considered well informed source, whose predictions have often turned out to be correct. On Twitter, when asked if Sony and Valve were able to negotiate a deal on Half-Life: Alyx, Baker replied:

“From what I’ve heard, they did. I’m not sure when it will happen though. I thought it was one of those open secrets?”

A new source confirms Half-Life: Alyx for 2023

A few months after the launch of Playstation VR 2, there are new rumors about Half-Life: Alyx and Playstation VR 2. website cites a reputable source that claims to have confirmed that Half-Life: Alyx will be released for Playstation VR 2. The deal with Valve lasted a long time, but a deal was eventually reached. Sony has now secured the licensing rights to release the VR game in 2023.

However, Half-Life: Alyx will not be released for the launch of the VR system in early 2023, according to the source. Furthermore, it is not known whether this is a remasters or one improved deluxe version of the VR game will act. If Half-Life: Alyx were to actually be released after Playstation VR 2 and relaunched for it, then it would be three years old.

How reliable the source is is difficult to assess. The website, which specializes in leaks, was launched in August and is based in Sweden.

If Half-Life: Alyx actually appears for Playstation VR 2, Sony is expected to announce it in the next few months, although it won’t appear when the VR glasses launch. Only confirmation that VR gaming is coming to Playstation VR 2 will make the VR system more attractive to many consumers.

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