Alyx Can Be Played With One Hand For Accessibility

Half-Life: Alyx may have an choice to play your complete recreation with only a single controller.

Valve’s Greg Coomer confirmed as a lot in a latest interview with Examined. He revealed that, though two-handed play was crucial to Alyx, the studio was additionally working a one-handed mode for accessibility. An choices menu seen in IGN’s gameplay from earlier this week (picked up by Valve Information Community) confirms it’s made its means into the ultimate recreation.

“You’re reminding me that we’re truly going by way of a course of the place we’re taking a look at making Half-Life: Alyx playable with a single controller, single-handed,” Coomer defined. “However we haven’t gotten right through that course of but, we’re making an attempt to be sure that that’s attainable only for accessibility causes.”

From what we’ve seen of Alyx up to now, lots of the interactions can truly be carried out with only one hand; firing your pistol (we haven’t seen any dual-wielding but), looking out environments, interacting with interfaces and shifting round all appear to want only a single controller. However there are some actions, like reloading, that depend on two palms.

Once more, primarily based on what we’ve seen, it may not require too many concessions to make Alyx playable from begin to end with only one hand, then. And, like Coomer says, that will be nice for accessibility, one thing that VR video games must be taking into consideration provided that one of the crucial optimistic facets of the tech is letting in a different way abled individuals do issues they won’t be capable to in the actual world.

Half-Life: Alyx is due for launch on March 23 for PC VR headsets. We’ll have lots extra protection of the sport within the run as much as launch. Excited to listen to that Half-Life: Alyx may be performed with one hand? Tell us within the feedback under!