Black Mesa opens an interdimensional ‘Xen Museum’


Black Mesa took its time getting Xen proper. The Half-Life overhaul notoriously spent the higher a part of the 2010s making an attempt to nail the unique’s divisive closing chapters—and now, you possibly can retrace these steps with an official “Xen Museum” workshop mod.

Containing over 56 maps and framed round a Jurassic Park-style primary foyer, the Xen Museum tracks over 5 years of experimentation and iteration on Half-Life’s borderworld. The hub itself accommodates a gallery of unused and previously-unseen belongings, however the true exhibition lies within the museum’s three wings.

Divided into hubs representing Xen’s three chapters (Xen, Gonarch, and Interloper), the museum accommodates dozens of work-in-progress maps, every with sever, representing varied levels of growth. There are sometimes a number of editions of every degree, letting you stroll by means of Xen because it goes from a barren, poisonous inexperienced wasteland to the overgrown, thriving dimension-between-dimensions we lastly ended up with.  

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“We hope you get pleasure from this enjoyable and interactive tour of our intensely tough 5 years of growth,” the Black Mesa crew wrote on Steam. “We thought this was a extremely cool and distinctive option to exhibit the way in which a sport can develop and evolve over time. We have by no means fairly seen something prefer it, and we hope you guys have as a lot of a blast taking part in it as we did making it!”

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