Yesterday we told you about a Danish retailer offering to take pre-orders for the much anticipated Half-Life 3, despite the fact that there is still no official word from Valve about when, or even if, it would be available. Well, if that news reignited your passion for the franchise and are looking to get your fix, Valve has recently given the go-ahead to a fan-made sequel to Half-Life: Opposing force.
This isn’t a spiritual successor where it’s kinda, sorta, almost like the original with all the names and events changed to avoid copyright infringement, but a proper sequel that continues the adventures of Adrian Shephard.
Prospekt expands on Shepard’s story from where it left off at the end of 1999’s expansion Half-Life: Opposing Force, and the game’s creator, Richard Seabrook, has permission from Valve to use Half-Life content and assets. Seabrook said that the game will offer a, “substantial, highly polished and totally new addition to the Half-Life 2 universe.”
Prospekt takes place during the events of Half-Life 2 and places players in the role of Adrian Shephard after he is teleported inside the Nova Propekt prison by the Vortigaunts to aid the escape of Gordon Freeman. The game is said to contain 13 levels and is supposedly comparable to Half-Life 2: Episode 1 in length.
Interestingly, Seabrook started this project a little over 18 months ago as a sort of job application to Valve and after that didn’t work out, he decided to try market it on Steam Greenlight, where it didn’t take long to get a thumbs-up.
Prospekt is currently available on Steam for pre-order for $10 and it will officially launch on 11 February. You can check out the official trailer below.