Valve launched a brand new ‘Spring Cleansing’ replace for SteamVR immediately, model 1.11.11, that includes some new upgrades and bug fixes. The replace additionally opens up entry to the Half-Life: Alyx SteamVR Residence environments which are actually out there to all customers, after a interval of exclusivity for Valve Index homeowners solely.
Earlier than Half-Life: Alyx launched final month, two SteamVR residence environments, one that includes the streets of Metropolis 17 and one other that includes Russell’s lab, had been out there to Index homeowners a couple of weeks previous to Alyx’s launch. Nevertheless, now that the sport has been out for nearly a month, Valve has made these out there to all SteamVR customers, no matter which headset you’re utilizing.
Beforehand, others may solely expertise the Alyx environments by way of a shared SteamVR Residence session with an Index proprietor. Nevertheless, that was earlier than the sport’s launch — now that the Alyx cat is out of the Valve bag, Metropolis 17 and Russell’s Lab have been absolutely revealed in-game. The SteamVR Residence areas now not act as sneak peeks, which might be why they’re now not unique.
The environments will not be fairly as detailed as their in-game equivalents, however they’re nonetheless fairly spectacular nonetheless. A YouTuber even managed to tug themselves by way of the air ascend to the highest of the Citadel in SteamVR Residence, giving an fascinating have a look at how Valve put collectively such expansive environments for Alyx.
Public entry for the Alyx environments is only one change listed within the 1.11.11 replace for SteamVR, alongside some new options and bug fixes as effectively. You may learn the total change notes right here.
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