Half-Life 2: modder at work on the Remastered Collection with the approval of Valve

Half-Life 2: modder at work on the Remastered Collection with the approval of Valve

Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection, a remastered and polished version of the epic starring Gordon Freeman and which should also include DLC One and Episode Two, will arrive on Steam in the future thanks to the work of a group of passionate modders. And all apparently with the approval of Valve.

The authors of this project are the same as for Half-Life 2: Update, a mod released in 2015 which in turn brings numerous graphic improvements to the Valve masterpiece , including a brand new lighting system, new particle effects and tons of fixes, all without betraying the original style. An immense work that, even in this case, obtained the approval of Valve, complete with a dedicated official page on Steam.

Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection was discovered thanks to the datamine in the SteamDB list from reporter Tyler McVicker. At the moment no further details are known about the project, such as further graphic improvements and we can not expect compared to the already excellent work done on Half-Life 2: Update. Obviously we will not fail to update you as soon as there are news about it.

In any case, this is certainly excellent news for all those who were just looking for an excuse to impersonate Gordon Freeman again or for those who have yet to try firsthand one of the most important titles in the entire videogame history.

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Valve approves unofficial ‘Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection’ coming to Steam soon

A fan-made remaster for Half-Life 2 has reportedly been given Valve‘s blessing, with an official Steam page in the works.

Filip Victor – who previously created Half-Life 2: Update – is currently working on a complete remaster of Half-Life 2 and all Episodes which Valve has reportedly given the green light.

Reporter Tyler McVicker stated that he is “able to confirm this projects legitimacy” and that the remaster is “coming soon to Steam” with Valve’s consent.

News of the remaster was first spotted by fans on SteamDB, which lists an entry for Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection and was last updated in June 2021. In the SteamDB entry, staff working on the site have clarified that “this is a mod from Filip Victor, [and is not] not Valve related”.

One of the files included in the listing is titled Review_Build and is sized at 18.8 GB. Additional files suggest that the remaster will be available on Linux as well as Windows.

Victor’s last Half-Life 2 mod is reviewed as overwhelmingly positive by fans, and offers “the most visually advanced, stable, and fully-featured version of Half-Life 2 to date in one free mod.”

This includes bug fixes, a “complete lighting overhaul”, full HDR, “new particle effects and improved fog” and more.

As spotted by PCGamesN, it’s possible that this remaster may have originally started out with the intention to add remastered Episodes to the Half-Life 2: Update.

In other news, we spoke to Riot Games about the ongoing Sentinels Of Light event, touching on how the event was created to include every Riot title and if fans can expect another event of this nature in the future.