Half-Life Receives a New Patch Nineteen Years After It Originally Launched

It's been 19 years since release, but Valve has decided to update the original Half-Life with a patch that prevents it from crashing in certain sections.

on July 11, 2017 7:59 PM

Although the game may be nineteen-years-old at this point, apparently Valve has not forgotten about its original Half-Life game, as evidenced by a new patch that has been released for it.

Hopefuls out there will likely look upon this news as proof that Valve is developing a new Half-Life title, but there is little more here than the patch, of which you may find the notes on the game’s Steam page. If you want to look further into it, there is of course always room for speculation.

The patch is mostly a list of fixes for bugs that have been identified by the community to result in crashing. So, if you’ve been planning to return to the Steam version of the first game, you’ll find a smoother experience, courtesy of Valve and the community members it cites as identifying these problems.

Half-Life originally launched in November 1998. Although many may be hoping for a new game in the series, there’s still some interesting content getting generated using the franchise. For example, a Half-Life comic has been continuing on Steam for some time. The most recent installment in that comic series, Half-Life: A Place in the West – Chapter 3: The Pit, is anticipated to release later this July.

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