A second screenshot from Left 4 Dead 2's remade map on the Source Engine 2 has surfaced.
Seems legit so far, but the PowerPoint file apparently dates back to 2011.
whatevs, looks pretty awesome anyways, I really hope the physics engine in source 2.0 is amazing, textures are textures, so I'm not really worried about that, when I shoot things I want them to act realistically, and I want the lighting to be improved as well. I'm excited!!!!!!
Gabe spoke to people from /r at his birthday party a year or two ago and he told them Valve has had a brand new state of the art engine ready for a while, they're just waiting for a game to ship it with. There's a video of it on YouTube.
Very Well said Porkchop I too saw the same video and if you watch the enire video Gabe pretty much smiles as a BIG HINT as to which game he is referring to as a Game to show off Source Engine 2.0. ..........Ricochet 2 of course. (and if you are totally up to date on Valve news then you know that when Gabe Newell says Ricochet 2 that it's a code word for Half life 3! Valve and their never ending args and puzzles)
Just to be clear: This is NOT Left for Dead 3. It is just a way to show off the new engine. There will be no Left for Dead 3 as people have speculated. This will also not be Half Life 3. Valve does not make trilogies. It is a rule. And it is why they make such great games. They don't get complacent by cranking out the same titles. There will be no #3s. Unless, they make a game called "3" just to mess with gamers.
i think from here on out, ill stay shut about why no HL3 and Gabe Jokes...
And yet the whole world still waits for HL3...
I don't even want HL3. That ship has sailed, they took their sweet time.
Meh, I'd rather have Left 4 Dead 3 and Portal 3. Though I'd prefer a new IP.
What's the point of these pictures. Just make a game already. Not interested in picture stills. Stop wasting time with pics and put it in motion
I just... I just don't even know where to begin.
Do you think Valve would officially reveal anything to the world through Powerpoint screengrabs?
You must not like Titanfall either?
When Half Life 2 came out it was by far the best looking game that we had ever seen, not to mention the incredible physics. It still look pretty damn good even today. This is Source 2. Do you really think that it isn't going to be massively improved in nearly every way?
Source Engine 2. All that really tells you is that it's from Valve, and that's hardly something to scoff at. Oh and I suppose you can quite safely assume it'll have good support for Linux.
looks like it's made to stay optimized and accesibile to many users through the new gen. Source was always an engine that looks amazing, and stayed looking admirably throughout it's life cycle. This time around i expect it not to raise the bar in terms of fidelity but merely keep users happy with eye candy and still run on an HD 4000:P LOL Vegetation seems to have greatly been bumped but the engine looks more like an enhancement than an evolution so far. Can't wait to see the final!
source games are still gorgeous. the fluidity of the graphics and performance is far more impressive than the terribly coded cryengine.
I would imagine it's not even half finished if they did this in less than a year after they started work on it..
LOL CS GO MAP...
I love it when devs put out static pics and say, check out how great this looks. Okay... Now how does it hold up under the stress of actual game play? Show me action, not static images.
Give them a break, it's not like they are advertising a game...they are showcasing it on a game that we all got for free lol... Also if they actually update us to source engine 2.0 for free? Who cares if it looks good or not as long as it's better than the previous:P It's better for them to release screenshots so we get a taste of how it looks, rather than waiting for a video to relase which migh tbe further away. Mind you, if the game runs 60 fps in development...doesn't mean we will be doign that at this point. patience;D
VR is also an important direction for Valve right now, so I'd imagine a lot of the improvements in Source 2 can be traced back to servicing future VR needs. Valve really isn't a graphics technology company. They might have been considered such in the past (especially when Source was state of the art), but they've definitely shifted to being almost 100% focused on design and user experience. We've reached a point with game graphics where simply adding more detail and realism doesn't have much of an effect on users. VR is the next shift in gaming technology. It's going to require a lot of graphics power to get it right, so it's not in Valve's best interests to be pushing for amazing graphics in games because it will take away from their VR efforts.
Yeah but these are not dev released pics. Cboat leaked these on GAF (which is in full meltdown right now).
Even more reason:P
They didn't post these, they were internal documents that were leaked. Take 5 seconds and read up before you make ignorant comments please.
So basically another 10 years for another screenshot?
Would you rather them churn out annual garbage like every other cash cow? Though so :)
i really do hope this is forreal. I really enjoyed 1&2, please come to all platforms and have cross play
Most likely will come out on all platforms, Valve aren't dicks. Cross play though, definitely not on Xbone... It was alright on Portal 2 because it was cooperative. L4D is a mix of coop and MP, maybe they'll keep the coop side cross play (for ps3/4) but not for MP. They made the right choice closing crossplay for csgo
Why not? It wasn't just alright on Portal 2, it was excellent. And with the PS4, I don't see why it can't continue to be excellent. But, what I love about Valve is that they really take the time to focus on controls.
@thorstein They dropped the crossplay on CSGO because console gamers were taking it up the arse from PC players. Adding it on MP (as in pvp) would follow the same pattern as CSGO. Cooperative wouldn't be that bad because you work together. Considering Steam was already on the PS3 and isn't on the 360 crossplay probably will come out for Sony's side of the consoles
I dont know if you guys know anything about valve, but their the kind of developer that you cant just sit down and say Im going to put out 1 level a month and wele have a game in 2 years. They are the kind of devs that make a level, refine it sprinkle some very creative uses of technology, and develop around psychology with many aspects such as immersion in mind. Valve doesn't develop games that don't exceed what you expect them to be. Like, a very prominent developer, Guirilla, working over at sony, they do work with very impressive artists and technology, yet they work in a way that will deliver an expected experience at an expected rate, they are very good at making games that are superior to competitors games, but they stick to the mold. Like just go through some dev voice logs in half life 2, they talk about all sorts of things, from development of character eyes so players can more easily connect on a human level with them, to playing mind games on players to manipulate the flow of the game. A good example of this is why there are puzzles in half life? They are placed to allow players to recover mental focus after intense action, so players are at peak investment all the time. Video game developement can be insert time to get results, but if your ambitious, the development, even on the very first level, could never end.
Looks like a resistance 2 mp map. http://www.youtube.com/watc... As for HL. I just want 3. It's been too long.
Unimpressed. Looks like it's playing catch-up to Unreal and CryEngine.
if you've even bothered to read up on the engine, you should know development supposedly started in late 2010, these images are from 2011..
Where do you get the idea these are from 2011??
Will be nice to see how it evolves the last engine was superb the mods will be stunning TF3 make it happen.
Cboat was confirmed to be a Neogaf mod because of the image... HAHAHAHAHAH
Right you and your delusional friends(Misterx) keep thinking cboat and ekim are mods.
Like it matters what I think. You keep sipping that Kool-Aid. One day you'll choke on it.
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