Alyx’s Locomotion Is ‘Traversal’, Not ‘Teleporting’

Only a day after launch, Valve launched a brand new patch for Half-Life: Alyx that features an possibility for easy turning as an alternative of snap turning. Whereas easy locomotion was an included motion possibility within the sport at launch, it was notably lacking a easy turning equal.

The patch launched on Tuesday morning and addressed some frustrations from gamers that easy turning was not an possibility at launch. Snap turning was enabled and had an adjustable flip angle, however this didn’t account for individuals who wished full easy motion, together with turning.

In some methods, the graceful turning omission is harking back to the preliminary exclusion of bodily crouching from The Strolling Lifeless: Saints & Sinners at launch, which was equally patched into the sport. Whereas maybe not on the dimensions of the heinous exclusion of bodily crouching from The Strolling Lifeless: Saints & Sinners, Valve has responded extremely rapidly to the customers who had been upset on the easy turning omission.

In gentle of the addition, the ‘Fast Flip’ possibility, which offered snap turning performance, has been renamed to ‘Snap Flip’ for readability.

The patch additionally features a few different modifications, reminiscent of “improved hand-over-mouth pose usability for Home windows MR controllers” and “improved decision of impression decals on enemies.” You’ll be able to learn the total patch notes right here.

Half-Life: Alyx is accessible now for PC VR by way of Steam. When you’re seeking to play the sport on the Oculus Quest, be sure you try our protection of how the sport performs on tethered by way of Oculus Hyperlink  and wi-fi by way of Digital Desktop. Or, in the event you don’t have a VR headset and simply need to watch the story in full, try our cinematic recording of each chapter with no commentary.