Valve Source 2: Discovered files hint at developer’s new game engine

By Dave Cook
6 August 2012 08:55 GMT

Half-Life 3 could be taking so long because Valve may be creating a whole new engine for it, according to a breaking rumour.

Discovered by, files located within Valve’s Filmmaker program reference what could be the studio’s next-gen engine.

This line of code in particular catches the eye, “Return an str with the current engine version. If key doesn’t doesn’t exist, assume ‘Source’, otherwise invalid — assume next-gen ‘Source 2′”

The launch of Source 2 would go against Valve’s tradition of incrementally updating the Source engine over time, but it could give the studio a huge leap going into the next-gen of game development.

Thanks Eurogamer.

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