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Half-Life 2 Black Mesa mod will not be released in 2009

Tuesday, 8th December 2009 14:48 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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The Black Mesa mod for Half-Life 2 will not make it’s projected 2009 release, according to a post on the mod’s official forums.

“Unfortunately, to our great disappointment, Black Mesa will not make a 2009 release,” wrote the mod’s project lead. “Cynics may now rejoice, bets may be collected, and I think a mod team member has to eat his shoe, but we hope our loyal fans will forgive us and realize that the delay will translate into a better final product that’s (hopefully) more easily available to everyone.

“Once again we apologize for what has to be very disappointing news. We placed a 2009 deadline on ourselves to motivate us and bring this 6 year project to a close. And while we didn’t quite make it, we have come very close, and you can expect a complete, polished game to hit your hard drives in the near future. We’ll be sure and update if anything changes.

“Until then, hang tight, it’s coming.”

A video was released around this time last year, and we have it posted here.

Thanks, BigDownload.

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10 Comments

  1. Hunam

    It’s been rumoured that Valve are stepping in finally. Though that is just forum talk and speculation as well as a little reading between the lines.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Jadeskye

    it’s never coming :(

    it’s never coming!

    *freaks the fuck out*

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Hunam

    By stepping in I mean in a good way rather than in a get fucked way.

    My guess is Orange Box 2 = EP3/CS2/Black Mesa

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Quiiick

    Quote: “Orange Box 2 = EP3/CS2/Black Mesa”

    Now that would be great! :)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Hunam

    Possibly even throw in portal 2.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. JonFE

    That would be great indeed, as long as it comes out sometime soon – and by soon I mean by Q3 2010 at the *very* latest…

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Hunam

    Well, considering Valve have like 4 or 5 dev teams by now and the only games been worked on are L4D2 and TF2 I can imagine something big happening next year.

    If we don’t see EP3 screenshots by February then I’ll be quite surprised.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I’d be happy with Episode 3 sometime in this new decade..

    #8 5 years ago
  9. ShiroGamer

    oh come fuckin on now !

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    “It’s been rumoured that Valve are stepping in finally.”
    Like they did with CS when they took a free mod and decided to cut the ‘free’ part out?

    #10 5 years ago

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