Half-Life: Alyx Leviathan, the upcoming fan-made mode for Valve’s acclaimed VR FPS, has just received its first full gameplay revelation – giving us a glimpse of its ambitious scope and gunplay.
Revealed as part of PC gaming show (Opens in new tab) After the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, the 7-minute gameplay clip follows Alix, exploring her abandoned skyscraper and mining facility. However, she is not alone, many soldiers and headcrab zombies are attacking her.
Pitched as an extension to Half-Life: Alix overall, Levitation has all the staples of an original game – we think it’s one of the best VR games ever. You unload magazines against Combine in cover-based shootouts, jump with headcrobes in more horror-focused levels and play with the physics of your environment to gain an edge in firefights.
All of this seems very sensible, combining complexly planned open battle areas with useless times of suspense. The only product value that differentiates the levitation from other modes is its verticality and the scope seen at home along with the original of the valve. See for yourself in the gameplay trailer below.
Of levitation Ad trailer (Opens in new tab) Russell has hinted that he will be back and the G-Man can reveal that he is quietly monitoring your actions in this latest gameplay. According to that first trailer, Levitation will send you on the hunt for two missing resistance fighters after investigating a mysterious floating building in Sector-X on City17.
Half-Life: Alix Levitation is being developed by animator Corey Lado and level designer Shawn Snelling, who has previously collaborated on several Counter-Strike: Global Offensive maps. The game is four to five hours long and is expected to be released for free on the Steam Workshop in the third quarter of 2023 – July, August and September.
Levitation has already caused a stir in the half-life community, with many expecting it to be as impressive as the black mustache – a third-party remake of the original Half-Life. That game eventually received the blessing of Valve and was released to most fans in 2020 as a commercial. Levitation creators can expect similar success.