Black Mesa, the fan-made remake of Half-Life 1, launched to great reception earlier this year after an extensive period in Early Access. The folks at The Crowbar Collective aren’t done improving the game yet though, as the team is already working on a big ‘Definitive Edition’ update.
This week, the studio announced a Definitive Edition update for Black Mesa, which promises to be “the best, most polished and fun version of the game yet”.
As you can see in the screenshots above, this update will revisit certain parts of the game and introduce further graphical enhancements. We can already see more detailed textures and better lighting.
Black Mesa: Definitive Edition won’t be a re-release or a paid update, it will instead just roll out as a patch for the current game once it is ready. You can take an early look at the Definitive Edition update by opting into the beta version of Black Mesa on Steam.
KitGuru Says: Black Mesa has clearly been a labour of love for the Crowbar Collective. Have any of you tried the new Definitive Edition beta update? Will you be returning to the game once it rolls out in full?