Originally Posted by sLowEnd
It would also mean new hardware will never be taken advantage of.
Imagine if they never moved on to Source engine, but instead continued to use GoldSrc for games?
Do you really want games to look like this today?
Things need to move on eventually.
Besides, who's to say a new engine won't be even more moddable than previous engines?
He didn't say what you are saying.
And what you are saying is not applicable at this transitional time.
The Source engine they will use, whichever name they chose to give it, will use newer technologies like DX10 and 11 rendering (just like CryEngine 3), but will of course still support DX9, because there is still a huge install base. Not exactly because many people still only have DX9 only cards, but because many people with DX10 and DX11 cards still have Windows XP, and they are still happy to work with it on a daily basis. Just looking at the Steam Monthly Hardware Survey confirms this.