Sven Co-op, the Half-Life co-op mod that’s been in development for nearly fifteen years, is now heading to Steam as a stand-alone game. “After nearly fifteen years in development as a mod for Half-Life, and with our final mod release out of the way, the Sven Co-op Development Team is incredibly proud to announce that we are now focusing all of our effort on our next big project. We’ve been granted access by Valve to work on our own custom version of the Half-Life engine!”, reads the press release.

According to the The Sven Co-op Development Team,

  • The next version of Sven Co-op will run as a standalone game using a custom build of the Half-Life engine.

  • The game will be FREE for all Steam users, including the official Half-Life campaign (for 2+ player co-op play).

  • A Half-Life purchase will not be required.Automatic updates will be available using Steam’s content delivery system dubbed SteamPipe. This will allow us to perform more frequent and rapid updates as needed.

  • Updates and new features will be added to the Half-Life engine, as well as a series of improvements to Half-Life’s level editor called Hammer.

  • Increased Half-Life engine limits to allow for much larger and more detailed worlds.

  • Stability, performance, and gameplay improvements for everyone.

More news and progress updates are expected in the near future.