And we saw that coming. A couple of days ago we reported that the mysterious countdown timer on Black Mesa’s website was most probably related to the game’s Steam release. And today, Crowbar Collective has released Black Mesa on Steam Early Access.
Black Mesa is a re-envisioning of Valve Software’s seminal classic Half-Life. Gordon Freeman and his unforgettable journey through the Black Mesa Research Facility have been lovingly re-created to capture the full spirit of the original game, without 1998’s graphical limitations.
Black Mesa will be $19.99 USD during the Early Access phase, and will be bumped up to $24.99 USD when it is fully released.
In case you’re wondering, this Steam Early Access does not feature any Xen missions.
“We simply didn’t have the resources to create Xen as we would like it. Our ambitions go beyond the original Xen section found in Half-Life. We have a standard of quality that we have to achieve. By using Early Access, we are allowed the resources to bring you the remaining chapters with the quality that you expect”
Here are the game’s key features:
-Over 10 Hours of single player gameplay, up to the Lambda Core chapter
-Deathmatch and team deathmatch multiplayer
-6 Stunningly recreated multiplayer maps from Half-Life 1
-The Source Engine, pushed to its limits!
-An incredible, full-length soundtrack
-Fantastic new choreographed scenes and all new voice acting
Enjoy and kudos to our reader “John Vanitsidis ” for bringing this to our attention!