Some people like to play games. Some people like to make movies. Some people like to dig through computer files to see what they uncover. That third person stumbled onto something today that’s got the community buzzing.
It looks like some files within Valve’s Source Filmmaker program make reference to something called Source 2, which is assumed to be a next-gen gaming engine. There are handfuls of lined code that have been uncovered by Valvetime.net and all these lines hint that a new engine is in development.
A piece of the code reads, “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 Source Engine originally debuted back 2004 when Counter Strike: Source and Half-Life 2 launched. The engine has been widely-used and it’s proven stout throughout the years. The code mentioned above makes hints that Valve is working on something new to be implemented in future games. Half-Life 3 perhaps?