Fan Made Half-Life Remake Black Mesa Will Finally Launch Next Month

Black Mesa

Unofficial Half-Life remake Black Mesa will get a proper launch on March 5. The game has been in early access for five long years, and is now finally ready for a proper release. Development of Black Mesa started back in 2006, and project lead Adam Engles revealed in a post that he joined the development team when it was only an unofficial Half-Life mod.

"Through luck, hard work, and maybe a bit of ignorance we didn’t shy away from our goal of bringing this game to completion," he wrote. "We are proud of what we built. We think this upcoming 1.0 release is the best, most polished, and most fun version of the game yet. The anticipation and excitement around our project is beyond flattering."

Engles did want fans to know that even though the 1.0 version is just around the corner, there are still many bugs to fix and asked fans to keep realistic expectations.

"This is not to downplay, or make excuses, but as the person who drafts most of these media posts, I think it is important to break away from the marketing and the 'hype.' Before Astroneer launched, they made a blog post about managing expectations for their game, and it really resonated with me and inspired me to someday write a post like this one," Engles shared. "We are super excited to have Black Mesa be 'complete,' but acknowledge it is not perfect and won’t ever be perfect."

It’s a good thing that we won’t have to wait that long to get our hands on the final version, and you can already play the early access version of the game right now. Reception of the game has been very positive on Steam, where it is currently marked as “Overwhelmingly Positive”. You can purchase the game for only $20.

So what do you think? Are you interested in Black Mesa? Will you buy it at the launch date or wait for reviews? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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