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"Next-Gen Source 2" Engine Name-Checked In Source Filmmaker

Jonathan Lester
Half-Life 3, Rumour, Source 2, Source Engine, Valve

"Next-Gen Source 2" Engine Name-Checked In Source Filmmaker

Valvetime.net has discovered several references to what could be a brand new Valve engine buried within Source Filmmaker.

"Return an str with the current engine version. If key doesn't doesn't exist, assume 'Source', otherwise invalid -- assume next-gen 'Source 2'," reads one of the more incriminating examples.

If Valve are indeed working on a next-generation engine, the Episode 3/Half Life 3 delay suddenly becomes a lot more understandable. Since the original Source engine has lasted 8 years already, Valve would almost certainly want to future-proof their new engine as much as possible. This is a rumour for now, but it makes a great deal of sense.

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