Fans of Hard-Life 2 will be ecstatic with this piece of news…
If you aren’t aware, the first-person shooter was originally released in 2004 and received acclaim for its advanced physics, animation, sound, AI, graphics, and narrative, receiving 39 Game of the Year awards and is tied with the first Half-Life and Grand Theft Auto V on Metacritic for the best-reviewed PC game.
Half-Life 2: Remaster and Update
The mods, lead by lead developer Flip Victor, have been working on Half-Life 2: Remaster for some time, yet it is only recently that Valve has given them their blessing. The approval and support giving by Valve is a major win for the team as most publishers and developers usually keep a tight rein on their IP and it usually ends with lawsuits being filed and takedown requests of the mods.
The team behind Half-Life 2: Remaster were also behind Half-Life 2: Update, a massive mod that includes completely overhauled visual effects and bug fixes for the game and is completely free for anyone that owns a PC and a copy of Half-Life 2. They have stated Half-Life 2: Remaster will be the next version of Half-Life 2: Update, but it is unclear what that might entail. Nevertheless, it’s fair to say this remaster will truly be something to get the fans hyped again for a game that was released over 15 years ago.
According to @SteamDB, the team that brought us Half-Life 2: Update is working on a further update and remaster of HL2 & the Episodes, with Valve’s consent.
The Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection is coming soon to Steam.https://t.co/5YTjhpS2ud
— Tyler McVicker (@Tyler_McV) July 29, 2021
Valve released a VR first-person shooter game set in between Half-Life and Half-Life 2 last year, titled Half-Life: Alyx, which has received 2 million downloads on Steam by the end of last year. It was their first game in the franchise after 13 years, following from Half-Life 2: Episode Two.
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