Half-Life: Alyx Leviathan, an upcoming fan-made mod for Valve’s acclaimed VR FPS, has obtained its first full gameplay reveal – giving us a glimpse at its formidable scope and gunplay.
Revealed as a part of the PC Gaming Show (opens in new tab) after the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, the 7-minute gameplay clip follows Alyx as she explores what seems to be an deserted skyscraper and mining facility. After all, she’s not alone, with loads of Mix troopers and headcrab zombies lunging at her.
Pitched as an enlargement to Half-Life: Alyx slightly than a complete overhaul, Levitation will embrace all of the staples of the unique recreation – which we reckon is likely one of the finest VR video games round. You’ll be unloading magazines in opposition to Mix in cover-based shootouts, evading the pincers of leaping headcrabs in additional horror-focused degree segments, and enjoying round with the physics of your setting to get an edge in firefights.
All of it seems slightly slick, mixing intricately deliberate open fight areas with moments of suspenseful downtime. Manufacturing worth alone units Levitation other than different mods, with its verticality and scope trying proper at residence alongside Valve’s unique. See for your self within the gameplay trailer beneath.
Levitation’s announcement trailer (opens in new tab) instructed Russell can be returning, and G-Man may be noticed on this newest gameplay reveal silently surveilling your actions. Based on that first trailer, Levitation will ship you on a hunt for 2 resistance fighters who went lacking after investigating a mysterious floating constructing in Sector-X of Metropolis 17.
Half-Life: Alyx Levitation is being developed by animator Corey Laddo and degree designer Shawn Snelling, who’s beforehand contributed to a number of Counter-Strike: World Offensive maps. The sport can be 4 to 5 hours lengthy and is anticipated to launch within the third quarter of 2023 – July, August, September – at no cost on Steam Workshop.
Levitation has already brought about a stir throughout the Half-Life group, with many hoping it is going to be as spectacular as Black Mesa – a third-party remake of the unique Half-Life. That recreation finally obtained Valve’s blessing and was launched commercially to a lot fanfare in 2020. Levitation’s creators will seemingly be hoping to realize related success.