It looks like Half-Life 2: VR, a mod that added VR support to the longstanding classic, is getting a remaster. It might be the emergence of a brand new kind of abstract concept in “remastering” a VR game. Half-Life 2: VR originally came out in 2013, based on the Razer Hydra technology. Valve had added VR capability to the Source engine, but didn’t really bother updating it as VR technology progressed. Eventually, it stopped functioning properly.
Now the project is back in a big way. Not only are the VR capabilities being enhanced for today’s tech, but the game itself is also getting an overhaul. There are upgraded effects, textures, and more alongside full motion support, a VR-friendly interface and more realistic weapon controls. People with Oculus Rifts and HTC Vives will be able to use it.
The team behind the mod added Half-Life 2: VR to Steam Greenlight, in hopes of getting the mod listed on Steam in a more official capacity. The mod will be free upon release, requiring ownership of the Half-Life 2 base game.