It appears that a team of modders is currently working on Half-Life 2 Remastered Collection with Valve’s approval. According to SteamDB, the team responsible for this Remastered Collection is the same one that developed Half-Life 2: Update.
Now in case this rings any bells, it’s the same remaster we mentioned back in 2020. However, it appears that its scope has been expanded. This mod will now cover the main game, as well as Episode One and Episode Two. However, it will NOT feature any of the upcoming fan games/mods for Half-Life 2: Episode Three. So, don’t expect to be playing Project Borealis or Boreal Alyph.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any other details about this mod/project. For example, we don’t know whether it will bring Half-Life 2 to Source 2 Engine or not. We also don’t know whether it will feature any major graphical improvements (like new high-resolution textures or Ray Tracing effects).
Now if you can’t wait for this remastered collection, I suggest giving Half-Life 2 Update a go. Half Life 2 Update is a completely free and extensive community-developed update for Half-Life 2. This mod features beautiful lighting, countless bug fixes, and a brand new Community Commentary Mode. Half-Life 2 Update comes with a complete lighting overhaul including enhanced lighting, more detailed world shadows, and full High Dynamic Range Lighting (HDR). It also has new particle effects and improved fog.
Stay tuned for more!