Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus are leading the charge in VR gaming, and their cause has just been given a shot in the arm which may help win over serious PC gamers – Valve’s VR mod for Half-Life 2.
The mod, which you can see in action in the video below, calibrates the game to work in sync with the VR headset – head movements change your perspective, etc – and a motion controller.
The latter allows for players to throw grenades in any direction they wish, even over their shoulder without having to look back.
The grenade throwing, though, pales in comparison to using and reloading the revolver (seen at the seven-minute mark). If this does not make you feel like an action hero and force you to drop a clever one-liner after popping a fool, nothing will.
After letting fly a few rounds, you have to unclip the barrel, tilt the controller so it opens, shake the bullets out, and then take your other hand and place the new rounds in the chamber. Epic.
The mods also allows for weapons to be aimed freely – no cross-hair is in place and they are not locked to your head movement. You will be able to aim using the iron sight, though.
The VR mod affects the HUD, too. You check your ammo by looking at your gun, while your health is on the back of your wrist.
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