August 7, 2012
When Valve started to use the original Source Engine in 2004, it was a force to be reckoned with. Amazing games like Half-Life 2, Portal, Left 4 Dead, and Vampire: The Masqureade – Bloodlines (shut up, I loved that game) ran on that Valve creation, and all those games… most those games still hold up today. However, technology and gaming has come a long way since 2004, and it’s about time the game engine gets an upgrade. Thanks to some hacking, we may have found that the upgrade is in development.
Some of the more script savvy individuals at ValveTime.net have discovered codes in the Source Filmmaker that reference a “Source 2 engine” and along with tool icons that that were labeled as such. It’s even been found to be listed as a “next-gen” engine, which suggest that we will be seeing it with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox something-or-other. I, for one, am really excited to see what Valve has up their sleeve and what games will be birthed from this new engine if it, you know, actually comes into existence in a reasonable amount of time. It is Valve we’re talking about here. Remember how long it took thetm to release Half-Life 2: Episode 3? Exactly.