Black Mesa Source’s Soundtrack To Be Released Alongside Website Redesign “Soon Enough”, Mod Release To Follow 14 Days Afterwards
Black Mesa (or Black Mesa: Source, if you’re old-fashioned) is a mod that needs no introduction. But we’re going to give it one anyway. It’s a complete remake/reimagining of the original Half-Life, in the modern Source engine. Best of all? It’s a completely free Source modification. It’s been in development since late 2004, and it’s only ever had one projected release date: “2009″. As we all know, they missed that date, and since then, they’ve “submerged” with regards to their PR practices, and they have reverted to the classic ”When it’s Done” release date.
Last year, back in 2011, Black Mesa’s composer and sound designer, Joel Nielsen, announced that the Black Mesa soundtrack had gone gold. This meant that work on it had been completely finished, but it didn’t mean that the soundtrack was to be released any time soon. Instead, it was stated by the developers that the soundtrack would eventually be released prior to the mod’s release, and that the mod itself would be released exactly 2 weeks after the soundtrack is released. Obviously, 2011 came and went, and while the Black Mesa devteam is still active on their forums and their Wiki, the soundtrack has, obviously, not been released. However, turns out the soundtrack’s release, and the mod’s release… might not be too far now!
Black Mesa Source webmaster Hubicorn made this post in a BMS forum thread: It was said that once the soundtrack is released, one could expect the launch of Black Mesa two weeks after. I can now say that a new website will be launched with the soundtrack in preparation for the mod. Fuck if we care about the current website. Just take a good look at it because it will be gone soon enough.
I think this quote speaks for itself. I don’t think these guys would be talking about “soon”, unless they really meant something by it, especially with the way they seem to imply we haven’t got much time left to take a look at the current website. They’ve been almost completely silent regarding any possible timeframes for a very long while, so I’m willing to give them the benefit of a doubt: they’ve been hard at work for all these years, and soon, we’ll be able to see just what they’ve been up to.
Now the only thing we can all look forward to is… a next-gen remake of Half-Life 2, on whatever revamped version of Source we can expect HL3 to use. God knows when we can expect to play that. Actually, I don’t even think the Lord knows when we’ll get to play it. He’s probably getting impatient too, but that’s just what eternity does to you.