Details have emerged on the eagerly awaited Dreamcast version of Half Life and its new single player component Half Life: Blue Shift from Randy Pitchford, the president of the development house responsible (Gearbox Software). He has responded to numerous frequently asked questions in his .plan file which sheds some light on the upcoming title. The most significant of his responses were the following:

    * Blue Shift is intended to be exclusive to the Sega Dreamcast version of Half-Life. It's possible that it could eventually appear on other platforms (like the PC) should it be successful. Porting Blue Shift to other platforms cannot be considered until after the Dreamcast version ships.
    * Blue Shift is a complete new episode that spans about 27 levels. This is about 1/3 the size of the original Half-Life.

Dreamcast owners craving more information should make their way over to the .plan file in a calm and orderly fashion at their earliest convenience. A New Zealand release date for the Dreamcast version of Half Life is still unconfirmed.