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Half-Life: Alyx is one of the best VR games out there, but right now you can only play it on Valve’s headset, the Index. Now that the PlayStation VR 2 has been officially named, many folks are wondering if Alyx will find her way to the new platform.
The idealist’s answer is a resounding “well, that would make sense.” Video game reporter Benji Sales pointed out on Twitter that a deal between Sony and Valve “would benefit both parties.” Sony is aiming to push VR forward with haptic feedback, eye tracking, and other features in PSVR 2, while Half-Life: Alyx was an “evolutionary and immersive experience.” Putting the two together does sound like a great way for both teams to capitalize on each other’s technology.
I really wonder if Sony and Valve will work out a deal to bring Half-Life: Alyx to PlayStation VR2It's a must imo. It was by far the most revolutionary and immersive experience I've ever had in VR when I played it on PC.
Seems like a deal that would benefit both parties
— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) January 5, 2022
At this time, however, there hasn’t been any announcement from either party, so the actual answer is “no — for now.” That said, there are strong rumors that a behind-the-scenes deal has already happened between the companies. XboxEra co-founder Nick “Shpeshal Nick” Baker retweeted Sales, claiming that Half-Life: Alyx coming to PSVR 2 is “one of those open secrets.” If Valve indeed wants to bring the game to consoles, it doesn’t have another option.
From what I’ve been told, they have. Not sure when it’s happening though. I thought this was one of those open secrets? https://t.co/RPrdPArDLc
— Nick (@Shpeshal_Nick) January 6, 2022
Of course, there are plenty of first-party PlayStation games already planned for the new headset. Horizon Call of the Mountain is the first one announced. It’s set in the same world as Zero Dawn and Forbidden West, but it stars a new protagonist.