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"Source 2" Engine in the Works?:

 1 Grahf, Sun, 11th Nov '12 10:18:24 PM from Nowhere in Particular Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Estimates not available, not even in Valve Time.

Fan: Is Valve potentially already working on a new engine?

Fan: Source 2? Could or… could not be?

Gabe Newell: We’ve been working on Valve’s new engine stuff for a while, we’re probably just [incomprehensible, subtitled as: "waiting for a game to roll it out with"]

Fan: Is it going to be more than just an extension to Source? Is it an entirely new engine?

Gabe Newell: Yeah!

—-

Seriously though, a new overhauled Source engine would really be something. Rumours started stirring about this potential development months ago, but this is a step towards confirmation.
 2 onyhow, Sun, 11th Nov '12 10:20:36 PM from Thaddis Sabbah, still fighting Vaygrs Relationship Status: Singularity
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At least makes it so that you can cache next level in or something...the loading screen can be darn annoying...
 3 Tam H 70, Sun, 11th Nov '12 10:39:43 PM from 合計虐殺 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Maybe the introduction of the new engine is the only thing that has been keeping back Half Life 3, or Half Life 2 Episode 3 or Half Life whatever the fuck Gabe Newell is calling it this week?

If so, I hope they get it working and get that g'damned game out at last/
 4 Vuther A, Sun, 11th Nov '12 10:41:55 PM from Canada Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
I like cheese.
This unfortunately just makes me think Half Life 2: Episode Three is really not going to be seen soon.
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 5 Meta Skipper, Mon, 12th Nov '12 12:00:32 AM from right behind you.... Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Your argument is invalid
Damn. That mean there's gonna be a TF 2:2 now?
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 6 L Dragon 2, Mon, 12th Nov '12 12:11:21 AM from Pandora Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
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Heh, and of course, this means that there will be no Source Engine 3. tongue

Side Note: Valve seems to be one of the few big names in the video game industry to actually know what they are doing, aside from Nintendo and Atlus.
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 7 Rocket Dude, Mon, 12th Nov '12 12:18:50 AM from AZ, United States
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I just hope that this new engine will be more moddable than the current VPK-based Source engine. I want Valve to go back to the system where all you have to do to install stuff like custom skins is just drop the relevant files into relevant folders as opposed to having to edit the VPK files.
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 8 Waxing Name, Tue, 13th Nov '12 6:15:52 AM from The floor of the 54 Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Don't let it die
I'm sure Half Life 3 will be the first game to roll out with the Source 2. Even though Portal is more popular at the moment, Half-Life will always be Valve's "mascot franchise". And a game that big would be the only way to introduce a new engine.
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 9 Meta Skipper, Thu, 15th Nov '12 5:49:30 AM from right behind you.... Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Your argument is invalid
It's so big as the mascot they can't even get it out the door.
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My theory is they are doing with HL 3 what they did with HL 2. I just hope we don't get similar increases in loading times to match.
Great, now we get to wait even longer. Gabe is going to die of heart disease before HL 3 gets out the door.

 12 Waxing Name, Thu, 15th Nov '12 8:18:35 AM from The floor of the 54 Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Don't let it die
Hopefully Valve won't delay HL3 for every fat joke we make of GabeN, like you[up] did just now.
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 13 Recon 5, Thu, 15th Nov '12 3:56:28 PM from Southeast Asia
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[up] They have Aperture Science tech automating that for them, so they technicality don't have to do it [lol].

 14 thatother1dude, Thu, 15th Nov '12 6:56:45 PM from Continuous State of Missouri Relationship Status: Mu
My theory is they are doing with HL 3 what they did with HL 2.

Technically, the first released game for the Source engine was Counter-Strike: Source.
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Huh, I always thought it was Bloodlines (which, according to Wikipedia, was released pretty shortly afterwards).
People aren't as awful as the internet makes them out to be.
It was, but they were under contract not to publish the game until after HL 2.

Bloodlines is also a way better game than HL 2, so there.smile

 17 ninjaclown, Fri, 16th Nov '12 7:39:41 AM from The Great White North
It's back.
Yeah, that's why they're making another one, right? Oh wait, Troika shut down.
There's always Obsidian.

 19 ninjaclown, Fri, 16th Nov '12 7:45:55 AM from The Great White North
It's back.
I've always found Half-Life more engaging on a personal level, and I hope with 3 they can showcase the strengths of this new engine.
 20 Earl of Sandvich, Fri, 16th Nov '12 7:46:10 AM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
At least someone make any sort of Spiritual Successor to Deus Ex using the Source 2 engine to closely coincide with HL 3's release...

edited 16th Nov '12 7:46:38 AM by EarlOfSandvich

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 21 Steven, Fri, 16th Nov '12 8:01:28 AM from MY PANTS Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
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Maybe episode 3 is just Valve trolling, which they are quite good at.
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 22 Meta Skipper, Fri, 16th Nov '12 9:06:09 AM from right behind you.... Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Your argument is invalid
Even if they are, they're no doubt fully aware of how many people want to get it.
Artificial Inteligence is no match for Natural Stupidity.

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 23 Geek Code Red, Wed, 28th Nov '12 4:22:27 PM from City of the Damned Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
What's the trope for skin contact magic?
Source 2 is basically confirmed at this point, the only thing is that they haven't officially called it Source 2 yet.

However, what Gabe has been talking about is a game called Ricochet 2. He's named it as a possibility for the first "New Engine" game.

Ricochet was a Half-Life mod that was low-quality, had no story, and is generally considered to have been Valve's worst game. It is also Valve's least known game.

Absolutely no-one believes him, given that Ricochet 2 has been used as a Fan Nickname for Half Life 3 before.
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 24 LOEADITO Ox, Wed, 28th Nov '12 7:57:35 PM from Anywhere xcept here
 25 ninjaclown, Thu, 29th Nov '12 9:13:45 AM from The Great White North
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