Black Mesa will not be released in 2009

Black Mesa is still one of the most anticipated full conversion mods for Source and although the release was aimed for the end of 2009, it won’t happen this year anymore, right now the date has been replaced by a  “near future”. The team had the following to say in the announcement:

“Cynics may now rejoice, bets may be collected, and I think a mod team member has to eat his shoe, but we hope our loyal fans will forgive us and realize that the delay will translate into a better final product that’s (hopefully) more easily available to everyone.

Once again we apologize for what has to be very disappointing news. We placed a 2009 deadline on ourselves to motivate us and bring this 6 year project to a close. And while we didn’t quite make it, we have come very close and you can expect a complete, polished game to hit your hard drives in the near future. We’ll be sure and update if anything changes. Until then, hang tight, it’s coming!”

As we all know making a game or mod like this takes a whole lot of free time from developers and the team behind it and we can now only hope that we are going to see Black Mesa Source somewhere in 2010! Ah well, for now you can still enjoy this cool teaser.