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Half-Life 2 Fan-Made Remaster Seemingly Coming to Steam With Valve’s Permission


A Half-Life 2 fan-made remaster, titled Half-Life 2: Remastered Assortment, is seemingly coming to Steam with Valve’s permission.

Listings for the sport had been noticed on SteamDB way back to final yr, nonetheless, the web page has been comparatively dormant since. In line with its Steam DB web page, Half-Life 2 Remastered Assortment is just not being developed by Valve, however as an alternative, by Filip Victor, a modder who developed the Half-Life: Replace mod that launched on the Steam retailer in 2015.

Valve reporter Tyler McVicker added to the hypothesis surrounding the sport in a tweet lately. Mcvicker mentioned that he’s “capable of verify” the legitimacy of the mission and that it’s “being made by the previous Half-Life 2: Replace crew”.

The unique Half-Life 2: Replace mod, launched in 2015 on the Steam retailer, is a 7GB add-on that served up plenty of visible enhancements to Half-Life 2 and its two additional episodic expansions. The mod itself consists of improved lighting results and extra detailed environmental textures. It additionally seemed to rectify plenty of bugs that affected the unique PC launch model.

Whereas it seems that Remastered Assortment will embody the bottom sport and Episodes 1 and a couple of, only a few different particulars in regards to the sport have been revealed by Filip Victor. Nonetheless, the modder did tackle followers in a current Half-Life 2: Replace thread the place he mentioned the most recent model will put its predecessors “to disgrace”.

While modders have continued to work on Half-Life 2 over time, Valve its self returned to the collection with Half-Life: Alyx – the corporate’s first tackle Half-Life meets VR. Check out our assessment of Half-Life: Alyx the place we gave the beautiful VR title a ten/10.

Alternatively, for extra on Half-Life: Alyx, why not try this text the place we delve into why Valve was semi-afraid of fan reactions to Half-Life Alyx’s ending. For these of you who’ve performed Half-Life 2 and its subsequent expansions, IGN spoke to Valve final yr to search out out why Half-Life 2: Episode 3 was by no means made.

Jared Moore is a contract author for IGN. You may comply with him on Twitter.


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