Valve helping Sven CoOp to go standalone
It's been almost 15 years since Sven Co-op, a mod for Half-Life that adds online co-op to a custom version of the original campaign, made its debut. Today, the Sven Co-op team announced Valve is officially embracing the mod, promising to provide a custom version of the original Half-Life engine so the group can create an updated version of Sven Co-op for Steam.

The new-and-improved Sven Co-op will be a free standalone game for all Steam users and will include the original Half-Life campaign, so no purchase of the original game will be required to play. SteamPipe, a backend update delivery system, will also be incorporated to keep the updates flowing. Finally, the team promises "larger and more detailed game worlds" in the new Sven Co-op.

Presumably work on the new Sven Co-op is already underway, but the announcement post offers no insight into when we'll be able to see this updated version, let alone get to play it.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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