portal wccftech noticed that recent update The HLA-NoVR modification allows you to complete the story campaign of the VR shooter Half-Life: Alyx completely without a virtual reality headset. You can download the latest version from the website moddb.
Keep in mind that enthusiasts have been trying to break Half-Life: Alyx from VR almost since release, and HLA-NoVR is one of the easiest ways to do it. At the end of March, the mod went into Early Access and recently received a major update.
The third patch from the release of HLA-NoVR in Early Access was released on the night of April 9-10 and brought with it the ability to complete the campaign without a VR headset, full integration of Gravity Gloves and Alliance Fabricators (Weapon Upgrades) .
Among other things, the patch includes an adjustment to movement speed, the ability to break through wooden barriers, activate mechanisms and open doors with the E key, stability improvements and support for other mods, including levitation.
The GB_2 development team demonstrated the HLA NoVR update in the 46 minute gameplay video attached above. Attention: the video contains spoiler until the end of Half-Life: Alyx.
A full release of HLA-NoVR is expected in the near future. They promise more achievements (while only supporting 33 out of 42), animations, interacting with the environment, interface changes, and other improvements.
Half-Life: Alyx was released exclusively on PC (Steam) in March 2020. The game is a prequel to Half-Life 2 made specifically for VR headsets. The project became one of the highest rated projects of 2020 according to the Metacritic aggregator.