We all know the saying, “All good things come to those who wait”, and it’s such a treat when it actually comes true. Today, the project leader on the Black Mesa Source mod today announced via their Community Forums that the game is finally coming to Steam as a retail product. This is great news for the team who has been working on Black Mesa for years and has seen it come to fruition only in the past 12 months with a really excellent update of the legendary Half-Life. This news is excellent timing as this is the 15th anniversary of the release of Valve’s debut, which is easily one of the most influential games ever made (but that’s a post for another day). So, congratulations to Team Black Mesa and Happy Anniversary to Valve.
On the topic of long-in-development games that it seems like may never come out, Japanese game designer Fumito Ueda (Ico, Shadow of the Colossus) has revealed in an interview with EDGE Magazine that he is still working on The Last Guardian, although when asked about its completion he stated, “the details of when, where and how it will be completed are beyond my control”, likely referring to his departure from Sony last year. In addition to that, he issued an apology for the game being in such a long development (or something) cycle. While it’s heartening that it still exists as a thing that is being consciously worked on, the longer The Last Guardian‘s development drags on cannot bode well for anyone involved.