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It took them 6 years to get HL2 out there.... It took 12 years to get SCII out... I'm not worried. I'd like them to release #3, but really as long as they keep up with the good games I'm fine.
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It took them 6 years to get HL2 out there.... It took 12 years to get SCII out... I'm not worried. I'd like them to release #3, but really as long as they keep up with the good games I'm fine.

Also, Deus Ex: Invisible War was released in December of 2003, Deus Ex: Human Revolution was released in August of 2011, almost eight years after, and yet, from what I've read, it seems like a pretty good game.
 
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Also, Deus Ex: Invisible War was released in December of 2003, Deus Ex: Human Revolution was released in August of 2011, almost eight years after, and yet, from what I've read, it seems like a pretty good game.



The main difference is that almost everyone hated Invisible War while everyone agrees Episode 2 was awesome.

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maybe they are making a new engine? source is slightly dated
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I think the only valid explanation for all of this is the console cycle.

Lets be honest hl is their crown jewels, given the time since ep2 and the advancement of graphics from even indie devs (hard reset etc), source will have to be advanced properly, it has been a long time coming.

This is a big financial commitment for valve and realistically the best way to ensure it makes money is to wait for the new consoles. Given we have already stretched current consoles enough, it is likely that Source2 engine needs better console hardware. Just maybe they will joint release on pc and the new wii thing

While I would not be upset if the hl series finishes on the current engine, I think everybody wants to see it on an up to date engine, and frankly valve need to update the source engine to stay relevant for the next 5 years
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The main difference is that almost everyone hated Invisible War while everyone agrees Episode 2 was awesome.

Episode 2 was indeed awesome! Probably the first time I felt moved by a game story.

From what I've read it seems that Invisible War was not nearly as liked as the first game as you say. Given that Deus Ex was released in June of 2000, it makes the release of a worthwhile sequel more than 11 years after even more telling that great games take time to make.
 
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maybe they are making a new engine? source is slightly dated
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I think the only valid explanation for all of this is the console cycle.
Lets be honest hl is their crown jewels, given the time since ep2 and the advancement of graphics from even indie devs (hard reset etc), source will have to be advanced properly, it has been a long time coming.
This is a big financial commitment for valve and realistically the best way to ensure it makes money is to wait for the new consoles. Given we have already stretched current consoles enough, it is likely that Source2 engine needs better console hardware. Just maybe they will joint release on pc and the new wii thing
While I would not be upset if the hl series finishes on the current engine, I think everybody wants to see it on an up to date engine, and frankly valve need to update the source engine to stay relevant for the next 5 years

Guys, please stop talking about a new engine or Source 2. Valve doesn't work that way. If they were to number their engine, with all the improvements over the years, they would have had several version numbers already. They just continually upgrade it. You didn't see them saying Source had a new version number when they introduced HDR and game commentary in 2005 with the Lost Coast demo, you didn't see them change the version number when they had full muti core support in Left 4 Dead in 2008 (present in experimental format with the new Orange Box games in 2007), along with the A.I. director that controls the flow of enemies in the Left 4 Dead series, along with all the network improvements to make the co-op experience as good as it is, or all the fluid physics introduced with Portal 2, etc. Just recently they updated the engine, giving a great boost in framerates, along with reduced memory usage and better alt-tabbing in Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch.

They don't have a list of when then introduced each feature, but you can browse here to see all the features the engine currently has. Even the sound engine is threaded.
 
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You might find this interesting. This is what Valve says about its games here:
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Valve’s debut title, Half-Life, was released in 1998. It won more than 50 game of the year awards, and PC Gamer even called it the best PC Game ever made. Since then, we’ve shipped a few (but not enough) Half-Life sequels, a World-War II team-based action game, a counter-terrorism game that took the world by storm, a couple games about killing zombies, and a brain-twisting puzzler in which players fold space into knots.
Oh, and TF2 .

The most recent game we've added to the list is Portal 2 . Anyway, what are you waiting for—try them out! You can pick up any of these games at your local retailer, or buy them right now for your Mac or PC, using Steam .
 
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the wait makes HL so great. We'd be at HL 12 if Valve's strategy was any similar to Activision
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the wait makes HL so great. We'd be at HL 12 if Valve's strategy was any similar to Activision

So true lol.
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