What do you get when you mix BioShock with Half Life: Alyx (besides impressive)? Wim Buytaert decided to find out with his new mod to Half Life: Alyx titled “Return to Rapture“, Which is now available at Steam workshop in an eight-part epic.
The mod returns to Rapture’s underwater dystopia, which sees Alyx stranded in front of Rapture’s entrance. From there, the mod is essentially BioShock in virtual reality. Instead of using EVE, he will be able to use Vortigaunt’s energy to power his “plasmids”.
One of the most impressive aspects of the mod is the fact that Wim was able to import more than 200 assets from BioShock in the mod (with the permission of 2K, no less), as well as the fact that the mod has audio diaries that mimic the diaries of BioShock. The modder went the extra mile and even got an Atlas sound to guide Alyx through Rapture.
Half Life: Alyx is currently available on steam for Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest with PC and link cable, and Windows Mixed Reality devices.
Supports for UploadVR for finding this one. Check out his 15-minute gameplay video below, but watch out for spoilers.