A brand new replace to Half-Life: Alyx went out right now that provides greater than three hours of developer commentary protecting “each side” of the sport’s design. Valve stated that the design commentary was initially meant to be included with the sport at launch, however it was pressured to delay the function by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The replace provides 147 “factors of curiosity” to Half-Life: Alyx, indicated by floating headsets, during which builders discuss points of the sport together with design, artwork, animation, rendering, and audio. To entry them, simply seize the headset and slap it on—it is a VR recreation, bear in mind, in order that’s all there’s to it.
Take it off whenever you’re finished—additionally nearly—and the headset will return to its authentic location. The commentary can also be subtitled in a large number of languages, together with French, German, Japanese, Korean, Castilian Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Russian, Polish, Conventional Chinese language and Simplified Chinese language.
You will want to start out a brand new recreation so as to entry the commentary, and Valve strongly recommends that you simply end the sport fully earlier than enabling the mode, as there are “important spoilers.” It additionally hinted that the audio stage won’t be as completely refined and whilst you’d count on: “Like a lot of the world, we’re all working from house, which implies that slightly than utilizing our comfy high-quality recording studio on the workplace, we’ve got been recording our commentary voice overs in closets and blanket forts round higher Seattle.”
The replace additionally provides in-game localization for Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish, Thai and Turkish languages, and provides an possibility to vary the best way ladders behave, to make them “extra life like.” Particulars can be found on Steam.