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.
I have been able to confirm this projects legitimacy, being made by the former Half-Life 2: Update team.
Report incoming. pic.twitter.com/W0r9cnKhie
— Tyler McVicker (@Tyler_McV) July 29, 2021
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”.
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.
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.