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...many fans eager to see what Valve may have waiting up their sleeve with their next engine that, it turns out, may never materialize.
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No need for a new engine, just continue to update it with new features.
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I think it's pretty stupid IMO but hey what ever is easier for them. I will still buy any valve game
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Pretty sure the screenshot they have is from the Dear Esther remake (a mod by some dude).
    
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I love the Source engine. It's come a long way, and still looks great in my opinion. I don't see a need to outright replace it and start from scratch.
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Originally Posted by james8 View Post
they won't change
Do they really need to? Source can look very modern while running on lesser hardware, has an excellent library of mod tools and is generally quite optimized. I doubt many fans of Valve games are itching for some GPU-hungry DX11 engine when the content of said games eclipses any need for graphical engine improvement.
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probably won’t ever release a true sequel to the Source Engine, telling Gaminglives: “We just update it, not just replace it,†he said. At “some point we may say there’s Source 2 or whatever, but really for us it’s been pretty easy to keep it and understand the tools."
What I got from the article is they are basicly going to have a new engine but with the same tools so it isn't what others would consider a new engine.
    
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Does Valve need a new engine? Perosnally I want to say no...but when you look around today at other games...I don't know if anything Valve makes on the Source Engine will be good enough to catch attension from the people who want eyecandy. Unless they can really update it so much that it basically turns into something new.

I would just happy for a game that isn't made to work with a controller and has a decent story line. Though I hope they radically change game play if they ever make another half life game or something similar. Everything about halflife 2 was great excpet for all the little "puzzles" that weren't really puzzles; you just had to be standing in the right place and then the solution took no thought, but sometimes you needed lots of luck to find that right place to stand it...that was not fun in my book, but the story was good enough to make me finish it.
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Honestly I dont think they need one. Look at Portal 2, so far its eye candy and its using an updated version of the aging source engine. Honestly, I still like it, easy to run, pleasing to the eye, and of course, very flexible in terms of modding.
   
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Its funny how people on this site rip COD apart for this very reason, yet valve is allowed a free pass. While the source engine has aged well, it does look obsolete compared to newer engines today.
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