Black Mesa, the Source-powered modder-made remake of the first Half-Life game, will finally be released on 14th September after 8 years in development to the relief of Half-Life fans everywhere. The news was announced by Project Leader Carlos Montrero on the Black Mesa forum along with this countdown clock appearing on the main page of the website.
Carlos Montrero’s statement on the site:
“On September 14th, you will see the first release of Black Mesa!” he wrote. “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. We are still working hard on Xen and BMDM, 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!”
So good news for Half-Life fans who have been waiting a long time for this project. I have little doubt that fans will like enjoy this game but I will unfortunately be unable to play it unless Valve makes the Source SDK 2007 compatible with Mac. Boo!