Almost 14 years, the developers at Crowbar Collective spent on a remake of the first Half-Life, which was called Black Mesa.
What is known
In the blog of developers, the owner of the studio AdamEngels wrote that Black Mesa will be released on March 5, 2020. Since 2015, the project has been in early access, but now the team is ready to release the final version 1.0. According to Engels, this is the best, polished and fun version of the game.
So, the release Black Mesa will get an improvedartificial intelligence of opponents. The soldiers will learn how to fire to suppress, bypass the player from the flank, throw grenades at him and so on. In addition, the team will finalize the design and appearance of the locations.
At the same time, the head of the studio notes that BlackMesa won't work out perfect. Referring to a quote from Leonardo da Vinci, Adam said that after the release of version 1.0, the team will continue to support the project, releasing patches. For example, a couple of months after the release, developers will release update 1.5, which the team jokingly calls Black Mesa: Definitive Edition.
“We are very pleased that we can release the“ completed ”Black Mesa, but we understand that it is not perfect and will never be perfect,” Engels added.
To develop Black Mesa at the Crowbar Collectivetook more than 14 years. Engels himself joined the project in 2006, when he developed as a modification. The guy was accepted as an artist, but in the end he rose first to a partner of Crowbar Collective LLC, and then to the owner of the company.
Most of the time the game did not make a profit, but after receiving approval from Valve, the project got into Steam Early Access, from where the developers got funding.
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