Half-Life: Alyx is one of the best VR games of all time and has managed to captivate players from the world of VR and outside. Half-Life: Alyx was exclusively released on Steam in March 2020 and generated a lot of interest.
The game is compatible with all PC-compatible VR headsets, including Valve's original Valve Index, HTC, Windows Mixed Reality, and the popular Oculus Rift. Players can play the game through Steam's official SteamVR platform.
We've heard multiple rumors and talks of the PC-exclusive VR title coming to PlayStation for PSVR users, and according to the recent rumors, it might be true. Even during the game's initial release, Greg Coomer, Valve Designer, suggested in an interview with Pushsquare that the PC exclusivity of the game may not stay that way.
While Coomer confirmed that the game is not in active development for the PSVR port, Valve has "not ruled anything out." This was done to primarily focus on the game's initial release on the SteamVR platform in March 2020.
With the scheduled release of PSVR2, the question remains whether Half-Life: Alyx will release for the upgraded iteration of Sony's VR or not. Earlier this year, Nick Baker added to the rumors by claiming Sony and Valve are talking about bringing Half-Life: Alyx to PSVR2. Nick is a reliable insider who's had multiple claims proven to be correct.
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
As we approach the launch of PSVR2, the latest addition to the rumors have taken over the internet like wildfire. According to TheLeak's trusted source, Half-Life: Alyx is confirmed to be released for PSVR2. The source in question has provided genuine leaks before, as TheLeak claims.
According to TheLeak, Sony and Valve have been in contact regarding the subject for quite some time. They have already reached a settlement resulting in Sony acquiring the licensing right for Half-Life: Alyx's 2023 release.
TheLeak also claims that according to their source, the game will not release in early 2023 with the launch of PSVR2. It is currently unclear whether the game will be a remastered version or an upgraded version of the VR game.
From a business point of view, the deal benefits both Sony and Valve. Half-Life: Alyx has created a name for itself in the VR gaming sector. And Sony already has a name for itself with the PSVR, and the hype around the next headset can capitalize on the sales by adding Valve's Half-Life: Alyx to the growing VR catalog.