Black Mesa: Source video appears, then disappears. But there are news.
Tom Senior at 12:39pm August 7 2012
Some leaked footage claiming to belong to the elusive Black Mesa Source mod has appeared over on Valve Time, showing some classic weapons and environments renovated in Valve’s Source engine. The video shows a bit of violence from the ‘On A Rail’ mission. But for the odd detail, like iron sights aiming for the Magnum, it all feels very familiar, albeit a fair bit prettier than the original. Take a look.
The footage follows the official release of some new Black Mesa Source screenshots back in June. The mod’s been in development for many years and hardly anything’s been shown, until now. What do you think?
I was too late to see the video. I first became aware of this project shortly after Half-Life 2's release. Since I had played a few HL1 mods I thought, "Wouldn't it be cool if somebody remade HL1 on the Source engine?" And a Google search later I learned that people were trying to do just that. Of course that was some seven years ago. I'm happy to see that the project is still alive and seems to be nearing release.
Actually I'm somewhat surprised that Valve didn't throw some money at these guys to aid the project along and to then make this an official commercial release. I know that I'd be more than willing to pay 10-15€ for a well made remake of HL1 on Source, and I'm sure I'm not alone.