Sven Co-op final release adds Blue Shift campaign, 'major announcement' teased

After a grand fourteen years of development, splendid Half-Life mod Sven Co-op is wrapping up development. It's gone out with a bang, releasing on Friday a new version which adds co-op support for Gearbox's expansion Blue Shift. For old times' sake, gather a few friends, put on your HEV suits, and go adventuring in Black Mesa again.

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After a grand fourteen years of development, splendid Half-Life mod Sven Co-op is wrapping things up. It's gone out with a bang, releasing on Friday a new version which adds co-op support for Gearbox's expansion Blue Shift. For old times' sake, gather a few friends, put on your HEV suits, and go adventuring in Black Mesa again.

"Version 4.8 will most likely be the final SC mod release, but this is by no means the end of Sven Co-op," the announcement says. "We have a major announcement to make soon," it teases, and we should hear something interesting in a few weeks.

Sven Co-op was jolly welcome back in the day, when co-op campaigns were pretty rare and Half-Life was ridiculously exciting. Yes, having a load of players running around as Gordon Freeman can make things a little silly, but it can also be a right lark.

Grab the mod from the mirrors. You'll need Half-Life to play it at all, and naturally Blue Shift too to join in that campaign. The 4.8 update also brings a ridiculous number of fixes and changes beyond Blue Shift, so do check the full changelog if you're interested.

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    July 1, 2013 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Sven Co-op final release adds Blue Shift campaign, 'major announcement' teased.

    After a grand fourteen years of development, splendid Half-Life mod Sven Co-op is wrapping up development. It's gone out with a bang, releasing on Friday a new version which adds co-op support for Gearbox's expansion Blue Shift. For old times' sake, gather a few friends, put on your HEV suits, and go adventuring in Black Mesa again.

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      July 1, 2013 6:03 AM

      Major Announcement: Half-Life 3 announced.

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      July 1, 2013 6:06 AM

      Wow, I should try this. I loved the first version.

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      July 1, 2013 6:18 AM

      holy shit! I thought it was dead

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        July 1, 2013 6:19 AM

        err aw damn, I thought this was going to be SC2.0

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      July 1, 2013 6:18 AM

      Wow I can't believe they were still working on it. Such a great mod back in the days. 50 people all running around in 'On A Rail' was always hilarious.

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      July 1, 2013 6:28 AM

      Snuffles, let's play this.

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      July 1, 2013 7:28 AM

      But you dont wear an HEV suit in blue shift... Right? Its been a while.

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        July 1, 2013 7:29 AM

        You pick up helmets and armour

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        July 1, 2013 5:14 PM

        Sven Co-op offers a few player models to pick from, as far as I remember. And the screenshots of Gordon and robots all running around (what I think is) Blue Shift's Xen would suggest so.

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      July 1, 2013 2:35 PM

      Sven Coop was awesome, played it loads when i was younger.

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      November 30, 2013 9:02 PM

      I find this news tonight while lanning with a buddy and he was talking about how blue shift was fun. perfection