Recorded in “Closets and Blanket Forts Around Seattle”.
Half-Life: Alyx-Valve’s Return of the Stars to the Infamous Long Dormant First-Person Shooter Series-has received a new update. This is a game, adding in-game developer commentary.
Alyx developer commentary was originally planned to ship at launch in March, but Covid-19 shattered those plans as it wanted to. However, as of today, there is a commentary that introduces 147 different points of interest nodes throughout the game.
Of course, Valve includes in-game developer commentary throughout the heap of previous games, including Half-Life 2, Portal 2, Team Fortress 2, and Left 4 Dead series, but this is the first new addition to Alyx. The company dumped the familiar spinning speech bubble as a way to start functioning during play.
These have been replaced by floating headsets scattered around Alyx’s various environments. This is a VR game and all players can activate it by grabbing and hitting their heads. A comment status panel appears above the player’s offhand, showing the progress of playback and the name of the speaker. You can stop commenting (including subtitle support in 11 languages) at any time by simply removing the headset.
According to Valve, the Alyx team recorded over three hours of audio commentary covering design, art, animation, rendering, sound and more. “Like many people around the world, we all work from home, which means we narrate comments in the closet or blanket fort rather than using a comfortable, high-quality recording studio in the office. Recording. Greater Seattle. “
The developers have also warned that spoilers are rampant throughout the newly implemented commentary, so players will probably end the full playthrough before immersing themselves in Valve’s behind-the-scenes chatter. You need to consider.
Half-Life: Alyx’s commentary update is available for download now.