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It was only a matter of time before someone figured out how to play Half-Life: Alyx without using a virtual reality headset.

Valve News Network creator Tyler McVicker was seen playing a leaked pre-release build of Half-Life Alyx with just a keyboard and mouse.

Millions of Half-Life fans around the world are probably hyped about soon being able to play the new game without having to buy a $1,000 VR headset.

This pre-release version of Half-Life Alyx left in all the non-VR testing tools developers were using for QA. Combined with certain files and noclip console command enabled, he was able to play the game with Half-Life 2 weapons.

A public release for this project is set for sometime tomorrow between 9 AM and 12 AM EST.

We’ll keep you posted when we have more details about how to play Half-Life Alyx without VR.