Rumor: Black Mesa Source Set for January 4th (Update)

There is a thread on the official Black Mesa Source official website, which outlines release details and more. However, this could also be some elaborate hoax enacted by some user looking for laughs. It is very important that you keep in mind that this is a rumor because of the nature of the source material. There are also some claims that they received an early copy of the game and it will be available to the public January 4th. Check out what the thread contains:

After the leak set the project back, I thought I’d never play it. After the 2009 deadline was long gone, I thought I’d never play it. But now, here it is, and it’s better than I ever could have guessed! I’m not going to leave my review here, because I want to get back to shooting Vortigaunts, but I just wanted to say THANK YOU to the devs for this brilliant experience!

Everybody else leave your first few hours of play experiences here in this thread! See you in deathmatch!


The Black Mesa release date site, which states if the game is released has not been updated. There is a good chance that this rumor is not true.

Update 2:

There is now a thread on their forums discussing the validity of the now closed release thread. So far most users are in agreement that this was all a shame and this never happened, but there is still some confusion lingering about.

Update 3:

The web master issued the statement below, which states that it was all a hoax.

Honestly give it a rest, no one got to play it. it was staged by the members of the community and was no way affiliated with us. If you want to continue to wish us a happy new year, please do so in the off topic selection.

Sources: csnation, Black Mesa Forums