Half-Life 2 Mod Black Mesa: No 2009 release
Black Mesa is an ambitious mod project for Half-Life 2. Now the developers had to announce that the modification will not be released in 2009.
Bad news for the fans of the Black Mesa mod project: Unfortunately the Half-Life 2 modification will not be released in 2009. Although the developers worked hard to meet the deadline they set for themselves, the task at hand apparently had been too ambitious. In the Black Mesa forum the Project Leader of the team delivered the news as follows:
Hello Black Mesa fans!
We come to you once again with an update. It's now the end of 2009, and we know many of you have literally counted the days down until this fateful month. We are floored by the level of support you have given us and are very excited we're so close to reaching our goal.
Unfortunately, to our great disappointment, Black Mesa will not make a 2009 release.
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!
So although Black Mesa will be released in 2010 at the earliest, we nevertheless will keep an eye on the modification. The aim of the mod is to completely replicate Half-Life 1 (dt.) on the Source Engine, porting it to a little more modern visual standard. In a new video you can get an impression of the current state of development of Black Mesa.
What do you think about the modification? Will Black Mesa benefit from the delay or would you rather have an unfinished version right now?