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I see you're running late! (again). But hey it's INTERLOPER TIME!
So after about a month since the last beta release that featured fixes to published beta 'Xen' and 'Gonarch's Lair' chapters, it was the time to get a new slice of Black Mesa's xen chapters. This time being a total of 5 maps from the third xen chapter 'Interloper', as well as great improvements and bug fixes for the previous chapters. Here's a snippet from the blog post for the interloper beta:
"We have pushed 5 maps of the Interloper chapter to Steam Public Beta. Give ‘em a play and let us know what you think! The team has been crunching hard to release the last chapters, and the game has been fighting us every step of the way. We will be releasing the last 3 maps of Interloper shortly, after a final art and polish pass. Our current plan is to release Nihilanth and Endgame with those maps, but we may stagger the next releases to better refine the last fight and to get more concentrated feedback from the community."
Things didn't stop here. Joel Nielsen, the composer of soundtracks at Crowbar Collective had released 3 new xen soundtracks called "Event Horizon", "Catalyst" and "Interloper". As well as new updated versions of the soundtracks "Shadows of Death" and "Ascension" from the older tracks. You can listen to them on YouTube as well as other places like bandicamp. I'll leave a link for them down below.
In the end, I hope the Interloper maps are more polished than the previous beta since it had many flaws upon release. The team had also published a list of known issues in the current beta so make sure you take a look before playing. If you encountered any bug other than the listed ones feel free to report it to the team in the official Black Mesa discord server. They'll appreciate any proper feedback!
That's it for today, have a good time, and I shall see you on the other side ;)