And we are going full circle everyone. Black Mesa is a mod that aimed to remake the original Half-Life in Source Engine. And now, there is a mod for Half-Life GoldSource that aims to demake Black Mesa. So basically, a… demake of a remake.
Now obviously the team behind it will be using some techniques that weren’t possible in the original Half-Life. For instance, Black Mesa: Classic will have dynamic lighting, reflections, shadows, visual effects, extended engine limits and extended draw distance. However, it will keep the same art style as the original Half Life.
Now I don’t know whether this mod will be successful. I mean, it comes with some tech improvements but what’s the point of playing Black Mesa in Half-Life GoldSource? Okay okay, this mod will be free whereas Black Mesa is not. Still, it’s a bit weird looking at a demake of a remake.
There is currently no ETA on when Black Mesa: Classic will release.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”