Black Mesa to finally launch on September 14th

Eight-year wait for the Half-Life mod coming to an end

Development of the fan made re-creation of Half-Life, Black Mesa, began in 2004, and it will finally see release on September 14th.


Black Mesa was often believed to have fallen into the void of vapourware, but fears have been eased in recent months and on Saturday a first release date was published on the game's website.

A post by project leader 'cman2k' on the forum confirms that the game will be made available on September 14th, but the team is "still working hard on Xen and BMDM, but instead of making you wait we are giving you Black Mesa as soon as it's ready."

The first release of Black Mesa will include the "re-envisioning of Half-Life all the way up to Lambda Core," which offers up to 10 hours of gameplay.

While you wait for the release of Black Mesa, you can also download the soundtrack, courtesy of Joel Nielsen, for the "very generous price of whatever you want!"