Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by RzrTrek, Nov 19, 2019.
A official HL vr game, how did i miss that announcement, bring it on, i am vr ready and able....time to w a k e up M r Freeman, vr is ready for y o u.
No they just gave any man and his dog a program to do that while sitting back and counting the money while it flowed in
No not in the slightest, every man and his dog has a phone so their is no barrier to entry. That gaff was made bigger by the fact that it happened at a Blizcon event were everyone was expecting a new Diablo announcement and didn't get what they wanted, however if the disappointed fans wanted to try the game they could download it for nothing and give it a try. Anyone who is disappointed by Alyx can't just give the game a try not unless they happen to have a VR headset lying about or are willing to invest in one. By that virtue this makes Valves gaff orders of magnitude worse.
This will fail so hard.
I don't have enough faith in VR and I don't see enough content available worth playing to make a $1K investment. That could buy (most likely) a PS5 AND a Scarlett. Alyx game looks great. Just not enough to make me purchase all that hardware. I would need 3 or 4 must play games.
When sales are garbage I have a feeling they';; somehow rethink that bs marketing line.
In the long run I think it will sell ok'ish, but nothing like it would have if it were a normal video game.
With it being on Steam at least we will be able to see player numbers, so that will be interesting at least.
VR can be considered a different type of gaming platform. As such, this situation is similar to buying a console to play that console's exclusives - unless that console has several must-play titles, most people won't buy it. I'm sure die-hard Half Life fans would be willing to take the plunge, but I can't see anyone else forking over the equivalent of a high-end GPU to play a single title (not to mention the cost of upgrading to a VR-ready GPU). Of course there may be cheaper VR headsets around, but then you'd have to take the risk of cheaping out and putting up with an inferior experience (or even a paperweight).
I'm guessing that Valve would be okay with mediocre sales for this game; I would imagine that they've done the marketing research beforehand. As long as it opens the door for VR and increases adoption, they'll be happy. It's not as if Valve can't take the hit, lol.
i would buy it if i have a vr set, the game looks kinda interesting
This is the first time since all the buzz surrounding VR started, that i am actually thinking about buying a VR set (Valve Index). Please do not disappoint
I think that goes for a lot of people, and Half-Life: Alyx is Valve's answer to one out of those three or four questions, so to speak.
OS: Windows 10
CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 or Ryzen 5 1600
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
Sort of fixed it.
Thought i'd never say it.
But i rather buy Black Mesa than a cough up hundreds of dollars for a VR Headset to play with Alyx.
They should've just risk it all and went with full fat PC release of HL3 instead of this crap. Thats how you make history.
Better get familiar with these if you plan to play this. Stock up now