Half-Life: Alyx has been taking the world of virtual reality by storm, earning much praise and compliments for pushing VR even further. But the game being exclusively on VR at this stage is still keeping out a lot of potential players.

Here is Half-Life: Alyx being played with mouse and keyboard, and ...
Half-Life: Alyx might be an exclusive VR title, but someone figured out how to bypass it

But it looks like many of the VR-less people might get to enjoy Alyx at some point in the future, after evidence showing that the game is very playable without VR, only using mouse and keyboard like a regular PC game.

Check out Half-Life: Alyx without VR below

Valve News Network founder Tyler McVicker recently found out that Half-Life: Alyx functions just fine with only keyboard and mouse using some commands. There's no need for the game to require VR after putting in some commands and tweaks. You can check out a footage of that below:

And this video from Valve News Network explains what's going on:

This shows that it is possible for a future Half-Life: Alyx mod that could allow anyone with a regular keyboard & mouse setup to play the game and enjoy Valve's masterpiece. Even the game's designer Robin Walker said this would be possible:

The answer to this diverges significantly depending on which members of the team you talk to, so this answer is definitely just from me. There are a set of people on the team that are concerned about that. Personally, I’m not concerned about it at all. It will clearly demonstrate to people why we did Half-Life: Alyx in VR. It will be a very crisp way of seeing all the stuff we got for the move into VR. If people play a modded version on a standard display and say this is is just as good, that will teach me a lot. I will realize I’m wrong, and we didn’t get as much as we thought, and I love to know whenever I’m wrong.

Valve believes Half-Life: Alyx will be modded to play without VR ...
Valve thinks that the game would eventually be modded to be played without VR

If there is any mod in the future that allows Alyx to be played without VR in the future, we'll be informing you of it. For more gaming news, updates, and articles, check out our website at GuruGamer.com.