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Anybody who’s anybody wakes up every morning filled with rage and frustration at Black Mesa: Source’s continued failure to announce a release date – except for this morning. Late last night, the modding team released a statement via their Facebook that confirmed what we’ve all been waiting for: Black Mesa is a go on September 14.
“On September 14th you will see the first release of Black Mesa!”, gushes the team. “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!”
In other fantastic news, the game’s soundtrack is now available to download for free from their website. Thanks to the eight different people who emailed this news through.
An anonymous source has leaked three-and-a-half glorious minutes of footage from the long-awaited Black Mesa: Source mod to ValveTime, collectors of all things Valve. The footage comes from the “On a Rail” chapter, but ValveTime are not able to comment on how recent the footage is. Still, interesting stuff.
Source: Jambo (all upper case)