FANS OF GORDON FREEMAN might want to set aside a little time in mid September as a homebrew mod of Half Life 2 called Black Mesa is going to be released.
The game is the work of fans who have grown tired of waiting for an official sequel to Half Life 2 and according to a countdown on its homepage it's going to be released on 14 September.
"On September 14th you will see the first release of Black Mesa! This will include our re-envisioning of Half-Life all the way up to Lambda Core. We believe this is a great way to provide a complete-feeling 8-10 hour experience with a solid ending, make our fans happy and help us make the best overall game possible," says a post that went up this past weekend on the Black Mesa forums.
"We are still working hard on Xen (a chapter in the game) and BMDM (Black Mesa Deathmatch) but instead of making you wait we are giving you Black Mesa as soon as it's ready! We're doing our best to help bring the immense vision of this project into reality, and we are very excited for what the future brings!"
The release, which has been eight years in the making, is aimed at PC users, and there is no news about a Mac release yet. The people behind the game said that this will depend upon Valve releasing a new SDK for it. µ
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