Half-Life: Alyx has been a delight for modders since its launch in early 2020. Now, an upcoming mod by FMPONE and Corey Laddo, titled Levitation, has debuted an 8-minute-long gameplay video at the PC Gaming Show.
You can tell a mod has received some attention when it gets a spot at one of the year’s major video game presentations. Half-Life: Alyx – Levitation has done just that. And boy, as a fan of the original game, this looks very promising.
Corey Laddo and FMPONE apparently put a lot of effort into making this feel as official as possible, going as far as even having Rhys Darby, who voices Russel in Half-Life: Alyx, reprise his role as the quirky inventor in your ears. The mod’s story is based on the main game as well, with Alyx, “searching for a pair of rebels gone rogue.”
The gameplay video shows Alyx fighting her way through a highly detailed quarry, in which she has to fight Combine, manhacks, and even a strider.
According to the developers, the campaign is expected to be 4 to 5 hours in length, which is almost a third of the original game. That’s quite remarkable for a mod.
Half-Life: Alyx – Levitation is set to release on the Steam Workshop in 2022.
Here is the gameplay video you all came here for: