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Half Life 2 Receives Virtual Reality Treatment

Half Life 2 has received a virtual reality mod complete with head and gun tracking all of which is expected to support the highly anticipated Oculus Rift headset.

Creator, Nathan Andrews combined the hardware of the Sony HMZ-T1 3D headset, a Hillcrest sensor for head movement, and a sensor strapped to a wireless Top Shot Elite gun controller to recreate a fully immersive Half Life 2.

Stating that these components enabled the same experience the Oculus Rift headset promises to deliver, Andrews also noted that he, nor his wife, suffered from any nausea - a side effect many have suffered during initial use of the Oculus Rift.  

The mod will be available for Half Life 2Episodes 1 and 2 and also the 'Lost Coast' expansion level, with Andrews confident the mod will work on "almost all software" due to the Hillcrest's wide compatibility. 

Check out the mod in action below:


Source: Polygon

 

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