As the game is about to roll out, people are continuously raising their concern that are their Headsets compatible with Half-Life: Alyx? So, here I have listed out all the headsets which are compatible with the game.
Moreover, if you are concerned with the fact that how to play this PC VR game on your Oculus Quest? Then don’t worry we got your back.
Hence, in further readings, you will discover the complete list of Headsets compatible with Half-Life: Alyx, how to play this game on Oculus Quest, and what are the minimum specifications required for this game.
List of VR Headsets Compatible with Half-Life: Alyx
You’ll be delighted to read that Half-life: Alyx is compatible with each and every headset that supports SteamVR. So, the majority of the PC-powered headsets have appeared on our listing. So, let us now list down all the headsets according to their developers:
- Oculus Rift (a.k.a. CV1)
- Rift S
- Oculus Quest
- OG Vive
- Vive Pro
- HTC Vive Pro Eye (All Editions)
- Vive Cosmos (All Editions)
- Vive Focus Plus
Windows Mixed Reality
- Acer WMR Headset (AH101)
- Acer OJO 500
- HP Reverb
- HP Reverb Pro Edition
- Samsung Odyssey
- Samsung Odyssey+
- Lenovo Explorer (G0A20001WW)
- Dell Visor (VRP100)
- Asus WMR Headset (HC 102)
- HP WMR headset (VR1000)
- Valve Index
- Pimax 5K
- Plus Edition
- Super Edition
- XR Edition
- Pimax Vision 8K
- Plus Edition
- X Edition
- Pimax Artisan
All the headsets listed above are totally compatible with Half-Life: Alyx. Moreover, except Valve Index, irrespective of your headset, you need to buy this game from Steam in order to play this game.
You are fortunate if you are a Valve Index user.
List of Headsets not Compatible with Half-Life: Alyx
Half-Life: Alyx is a PC VR game and hence all the standalone headsets except Oculus Quest and HTC Vive Focus Plus will not support this game. Let us list down the non-compatible headsets too. In this list, we have a surprise element too.
- Lenovo Mirage Solo
- Google Cardboard
- Daydream View (All Editions)
- HTC Vive Focus
- Oculus Go
- Gear VR
- Oculus Rift DK1
- Oculus Rift DK2
- PlayStation VR (Very Unusual)
As you read above, all the Google headsets including Lenovo Mirage Solo were expected to be on this non-compatible list. However, the PlayStation VR might be disappointed. As I already said, this is a PC VR game. Hence, it won’t run on console or standalone headsets.
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What should be Minimum Specifications to Play Half-Life: Alyx?
In order to run this game on your PC, it should be equipped with these minimum specifications listed below:
- RAM: 12GB
- CPU: Intel i5-7500 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600
- Operating System: Windows 10
- GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD RX 580
- VRAM: 6GB
If your PC is not equipped with these specifications, then you are going to witness latencies and delays during your gaming experience. So, upgrade your PC to get a better experience.
How to Play Half-Life: Alyx on Oculus Quest and Vive Focus Plus?
Oculus Quest is a standalone VR headset and as I said earlier, this game will not run on standalone headsets. So, you cannot play this game directly on your Quest. However, Oculus Link is a feature that enables you to turn your standalone VR headset into a PC VR headset.
So, all you need is just a VR ready PC and I have already listed the required specifications to run this game. Now, a point to keep in mind is that the Oculus Quest comes with USB 2.0 cable which is not supported by Oculus Link. Yes, Oculus has phased-out this support.
So, you need to buy a good quality USB 3.0 cable with an extender to make things work.
Now, if you are a Vive Focus Plus user, then you can Half-life: Alyx on your headset through Viveport streaming which requires a VR ready PC. This feature is similar to Oculus Link.
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