Crowbar collective has announced that the Half Life remake, Black Mesa will release its Xen levels in Q2 2019. In order to celebrate this announcement, as well as Half-Life’s 20th anniversary, the team has also released a new trailer for the long-anticipated content.
According to the developers, the time period will allow them to finish Xen to a place where the entire product is stable, smooth, and most importantly fun. Almost everything is design locked and functioning as intended. The team is going to be using the remaining time between now and launch to bring it up to the art and polish standards.
Playtests show that all of Xen will take roughly 6 hours to complete; longer for those who like to explore. The levels and design for Xen are largely original work (with cues taken from Half-Life), rather than just simply a remake of Xen, meaning that there is bound to be some differences compared to the original PC classic.