Fan Half-Life: Opposing Force Sequel Gets Approved By Valve, To Be Sold Via Steam Next Month

Now here is a nice surprise. While Valve does not currently have any plans (at least officially) for a new Half-Life title, it did give its approval for the release of a fan sequel to Half-Life: Opposing Force. Which sounds awesome considering this will be the next Half-Life game we’ll be getting, even if it’s made by a single person (Richard Seabrook).

According to its description, Prospekt begins in the Nova Prospekt prison in the Half-Life universe.

“Gordon Freeman is slowly being overrun by soldiers in the prison, however unknown to him, his Vortigaunt allies manage to find some help from a forgotten hero.”

The game is priced at 9,99€ on Steam and comes with a 10% discount until February 11th.

Prospekt will be a standalone game, and will feature updated high resolution textures and lighting, over 20 new particle effects, new AI improvements and 13 new levels featuring fully-scripted puzzles and action sequences.

Here are its key features:

  • Substantial, highly-polished and totally new addition to the Half-Life 2 universe, comparable to Half-Life 2: Episode One in length
  • Developed by one person, 25 year old Richard Seabrook
  • Official Valve approval for Half-Life 2 license and assets
  • Standalone PC game built using the Source engine – no requirement for Half-Life 2
  • Continues the story of Opposing Force, Gearbox Software’s (Borderlands) update that tells the original Half-Life 2 story from the perspective of the Marines. Gordon
  • Freeman is cornered and being overrun by soldiers in the Nova Prospekt prison; the player controls US Marine Adrian Shepherd – the unsung hero – as he’s teleported in by Freeman’s Vortigaunt allies to help fight back.
  • 13 new levels featuring fully-scripted puzzles and action sequences, all carefully integrated into the Half-Life 2 story
  • Substantial graphical updates over the original game, including but not limited to:
  • New Textures
  • New Models
  • Updated high resolution combine soldier skins with improved normal mapping
  • Updated high resolution textures
  • Updated lighting
  • Higher resolution models
  • Increased cube mapping
  • Over 20 new particle effects
  • Modded HUD
  • Modded VGUI
  • New player model skin
  • Return to Xen
  • New voice acting
  • New music
  • New AI improvements, such as soldiers attempting to undo the player’s actions

Enjoy!

Prospekt Official Trailer