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We don't want CS:GO, we don't want Source 2, WE WANT EPISODE 3!!!111!!!!!!!1!!!!11
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Valve has slowed but as long as they can innovate the current Source engine to the specs of "Source 2", I don't see a much of a problem.

It differs with COD because neither IW or Treyarch have changed anything other than graphical overlays - nothing deeply engine orientated or mechanic.
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It's time for them to build a new engine from scratch, whether they're willing or not.
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Both CoD and Source are quake based. (Source had Quake 1 code, CoD is based off Quake 3 Arena)

While there may be prettier engines out there, I find myself to enjoy engines running quake code due to their predictability and similarity between feel and ease of console use.
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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.

True. In fact, IMO, IW Engine > Source.

CoD games look fairly good, "2007-ish", but still better than Source's "2004-ish" graphics.
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Can you blame them? Why would they need to make a new Source engine at this point in time? The source engine is only a foundation for the additional stuff that they continue to add to it which makes it the modern game engine that it is. That is the reason why it continues to get upgraded and is so optimized. They add new graphical effects, physics, capability's, etc... to an already great and optmized engine.

There's almost no point in making a whole new engine when the new engine most likely is going to re use half of the code in your old engine, take a lot of time to fully optimize, and eat up a lot of resources that could otherwise be used on newer and better games.
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If you think about it Valve's main Project is Steam now. With that in mind they dont need to focus in their games as much. Saying that in Steam starts losing accounts to something like Origin etc then they will be forced to release something amazing to bring back people to Steam. If you think about it reason most people got steam was because you had to for their games.
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The current engine is fine.
Better concentrate on continuing making good games than improving eye-candy.
     
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Originally Posted by sausageson;15330627 
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.

I definitely agree since that's all the BF fanboys response is " Same engine blah blah blah". This forum is definitely full of hypocrites and it's sad.
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They should push out a couple releases for PS3 to use that PS3/Steam feature more

Maybe a boxed set
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