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Source 2 engine released?

Preface: this is the same site that reported that the new CoD would be set in WWI. But they owned up to it.



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It's been ten years since developer Valve launched its Source game engine with Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. In that time, many games have used and updated it, such as Portal, Left 4 Dead, and even Titanfall. But there have been rumors for years that Valve has been working on its next engine, Source 2. Today, an update to the Dota 2 map editor and modding tools provide the most definitive evidence of the engine's existence. Further, the changes indicate that Valve may have actually launched the engine today by moving the editor's assets and code over to Source 2.

Posts on NeoGAF and Reddit have compiled the evidence found in the game's files, and general consensus is that the engine is real. According to Reddit user RoyAwesome, the most obvious evidence is a dramatic redesign of Valve's Hammer map editor. The interface and performance have been overhauled, and now you can choose between two map files: a ".vmap" file, and a "Source 1.0 Map (.vmf)" file.


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Additionally, everything in the files that shares a name with something in the Source 1 engine is now labeled with a 2. For example, "engine.dll" is now "engine2.dll," and "vconsole.dll" is now "vconsole2.dll."

There are new lines of code relating to Xbox development, as well. Lines of code include "game/dota_imported/resource/ui/xboxdialogs.res@2166751." It's important to note that this in no way suggests that Dota 2 is coming to Xbox -- instead, what is likely is that it's some Source 2 code put in place for future Xbox game development.

Interestingly, this engine update also apparently includes hints to the rumored Left 4 Dead 3. Although we have not been able to confirm the presence of these references, user VoiDeD states that the code mentions Left 4 Dead 3 several times. In May, the co-creator of Counter-Strike said that the game is in development and "looks great."





This might not be big news to most, but there have been a lot who have theorized, including myself, that some of Valve's long awaited sequels wouldn't even be hinted at until the new Source engine was released. Step 1 underway perhaps.

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Hl3 confirmed


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Wasn't going to mention names...


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some of Valve's long awaited sequels


Let's be honest here, it's just one long awaited sequel. Everything else is just langiappe.
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If this is true then this will be the last engine Valve ever releases, no?


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sicboy
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I'd be all over Portal 3 as well.


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I'd be all over Portal 3 as well.
I think this would actually get me more excited than Half-Life 3.


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Half Life 3 wouldn't be gaming. More like a religious experience.


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sicboy


I watched a youtube vid on this yesterday, but could not find a link to the speculation on the xbone stuff so I held off on posting it. Way to scoop me bruh....


sicboy
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You have to think like a journalist: doesn't have to be accurate, just needs to be fast.


burgeman
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I should have linked the video damnit

But I am hopeful for steam Xbone


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Preface: this is the same site that reported that the new CoD would be set in WWI. But they owned up to it.


No, this is legit this time.

It was a soft release of the source 2 engine, it was released as DotA 2 alpha tools which is used to create custom maps and game modes. The dota community has been playing around with this the past couple days now.


sicboy
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I personally would like to see it in something other than DotA, but if it's real, I'll take it.


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