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I meant a full new engine built from scratch. Source has reached its time of death. Yes, Valve has done an excellent job at extending its life and every single Source game by Valve has been successful and amazing, but my speculation is that Portal 2 is the end of Source. My reasoning is mostly that Valve has been too quiet about HL3 or HL2:E3, and it's for a reason: they have some big surprises coming.
I'd be willing to bet a sizable amount of money that the Source engine is not dead. There will be a massive revamp (perhaps) or simply added functionality. The idea behind source was longevity, it has basically been re-written several times by now.

They certainly have some big surprises, but not a new engine.
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Actually I'm fine with anything from valve as long as Rochelle is not featured in it.


I suppose they'll talk about DOTA 2, but then, I just want EP3.
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I meant a full new engine built from scratch. Source has reached its time of death. Yes, Valve has done an excellent job at extending its life and every single Source game by Valve has been successful and amazing, but my speculation is that Portal 2 is the end of Source. My reasoning is mostly that Valve has been too quiet about HL3 or HL2:E3, and it's for a reason: they have some big surprises coming.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com...es-are-coming/



This August Gamescom event that Valve is participating in will fall just within those 12 months. It wasn't really made clear whether DOTA was one of those surprises, but I'm assuming it was.
I see. Thanks for sharing. Knowing Valve, they might actually deploy such a surprise in 3...2...
I can't help but wonder, though: if Portal 2 is this awesome, how high on the Epic scale would a brand new engine place? Certainly makes one look forward to it!

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I'd be willing to bet a sizable amount of money that the Source engine is not dead. There will be a massive revamp (perhaps) or simply added functionality. The idea behind source was longevity, it has basically been re-written several times by now.

They certainly have some big surprises, but not a new engine.
Aaaaand I can see such a scenario too. That is, the engine getting an awesome upgrade. I'm having doubts as to whether they'd name it one of the big surprises, though... However, it seems to me the general public couldn't care less about game engines and whatnot(especially if it's only an update) and would consider such a "surprise" a letdown. Once can never be sure, though...
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Lol implying L4D2 came out more than a year after part 1?

If Valve has quietly been working on a new engine (it's sort of obvious to me that they have) they may have HL3, L4D3, and CS"3" all ready to be released later this year.
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Edited by Hyoketsu - 6/18/11 at 10:11pm
     
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I'm actually hopeful that they reveal the new Source SDK that they promised would be released in the near future a few months ago. That and DotA 2/Counter-Strike 2/Episode 3 would make me a happy gamer. Hoping to see a real Source revamp. Also can't wait to see another Gaben speech. He always seems nervous and slightly terrified when announcing things.
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I'd be willing to bet a sizable amount of money that the Source engine is not dead. There will be a massive revamp (perhaps) or simply added functionality. The idea behind source was longevity, it has basically been re-written several times by now.

They certainly have some big surprises, but not a new engine.
I'm not denying the possibility, but Source is now 8 years old. Not even COD has pulled that off. The things that have allowed the Source engine to live so long are the mod capabilities and the many different genres Valve has made games for on the "same" engine. We have the epic Half Life single player action/story game, Day of Defeat WW2 game, Counter Strike, Team Fortress 2 cartoon comic action game, Left 4 Dead zombie apocalypse game, and Portal unique first person shooter puzzle game. Regardless of it's nice additions like HDR/facial animations/etc, it's still been the same engine all through its life.

I'm not saying I would mind another Source refresh, but I think it's time for Valve to move on. I think they need to step their level up to something like what Frostbite can do, insane environment destruction physics. I think Portal 2 was a nice test run of what they can do with liquid physics and I bet if they are making a new engine, it will involve some intense animation.
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I'm not saying I would mind another Source refresh, but I think it's time for Valve to move on. I think they need to step their level up to something like what Frostbite can do, insane environment destruction physics. I think Portal 2 was a nice test run of what they can do with liquid physics and I bet if they are making a new engine, it will involve some intense animation.
Do you remember the very start of portal 2, though?
The crashing relaxation chamber, bits and pieces flying all around?

I think that shows the source engine is capable of the aforementioned environment destruction as well. Sure, according to the dev commentary it was a helluva lot of work, but who says they can't adapt the engine to be more "dev-friendly"?
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Its obvious thats they will be talking about DOTA 2. No HL3, or L4D3 or anything like that. Its widely known that thier main focus for now is DOTA 2. They have the Web site up and everything. They are working on DLC for Portal 2 but, DOTA is their next big thing.
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