Valve showed at Microsoft Gamefest what kind of special effects Left 4 Dead will use from the most recent source engine. Take a look at film effects and an optimized lighting system. PCGH has the screenshots.
what gives? None of that is impressive, or new for 2008.
Yeah the engine looks seriously outdated. But I've been watching videos of the gameplay and it looks like a lot of fun. It just reminds me of the counter-strike zombie mod, but as an actual game this time. If the PS3 version runs smoothly, I might get that one. If not, then X360 version it is.
It does look very 'meh'.
I thought this was a joke, but wow this is really how the game looks. I like how when this game was exclusive there was way more hits not one day later it's multiplatform no one is interested in this game.
It is time for a new engine. This game looked out dated two years ago. The gameplay still looks fun. And the best part about being an "old" engine is that the consoles should be able to pull off at least some of the higher effects.
The Source Engine is definitely starting to show its age, but as long as the game is fun I don't care.
I'd give it "within the year".
loads of people still play counter-strike as long as the gameplay is fun graphics don't matter and i could care less if PS3 owners got Left 4 Dead, they still get the game and Valve can still focus on the PC and 360 versions. also i haven't really been following the game extremely closely but i hope there is offline co-op, that'd be awesome
They seriously need to make a new engine. Do it Valve,just do it.
They don't. The reason their games are so popular is because they run on a wide variety of hardware. Hell, Team Fortress 2 runs PERFECTLY on my cousin's old GeForce 4 Ti, and with TF2's art style, the game still looks good on low. But Valve probably are making a new engine, though it's probably only in the conceptual stages at the moment. They've been asked about a new engine before and I believe their response was something like "Eventually, but not now."
Bob wins the internets! i think the Source Engine is great. yeah it doesnt look the best but it still is good graphics. game play > graphics. Valve will make a new engine for HL:3. mark my words.
valve is allready making th ehalflife3 engine for about 3 years now, and you can bet your ass off that it once again will dominate all those wannabee engine out there. personaly i couldnt care less if l4d looks outdated (wich it doesnt) the game is beautyfull you get tons of enemys at a insane rate of speed on screen, with great textures and lighting.
Valve should scrap Source after HL2:EP3, so if they are going to do a new Half Life, they will have a brand new graphics engine that makes Crysis look like a PS1 game! :P We can only hope! lol
I was expecting to be blown away by it but I'm not, but gameplay is king and it looks good from that standpoint.
The graphics still suck and the engine is SO OUTDATED but it still looks like a fun game, and knowing Valve it will be. Looking forward to taking limbs off in 4 player Co-op!!!!!!!
ah well....once the new engine for HL3 comes it will be great...I hope... lol
Despite how outdated Source is...
theyre making the halflife3 engine for quite some years now. Just because valve isnt the everyday gamecompany that spreads the internet with news about how cool they are etc. Valve operates on a very hihg level (dont mention the ps3 thing it doesnt matter). i bet my ass half life 3 will once again stun the masses like hl1 and hl2 both totally stunned everyone how great solid and performant hl1 and then source runs.
it's not that easy to wow people anymore these days with HD gaming is already taking place - at least not in graphics! there is so little you can do to make games look prettier than they are now but seriously this source engine is already looks outdated and Valve is obviously just milking it and people need to make them realize that it's about time to let it go! we can tell if a dev is putting efforts in their games in order to make them look good on current gen HD machines and we can see that from games like Gears, Bioshock, Uncharted, MGS4 etc. but what Valve is doing with source engine and L4D is simply milking and thus, looks LAZY! people backed them up when the don't want to develop for PS3 by saying they can have their own preference and I understand that very well but there's no backing them for milking an outdated engine for so many years already! source engine is not like UE3, which is still producing great graphics! seriously Valve needs to come out with a new engine by now! bottom line, Valve still looks like a LAZY group of dev for me!
Can't do it at E3 or wait till Leipzig, oh no! Gotta do it with Microsoft! Too bad for fat dumb foob McGabefag that his game is getting ported to PS3. Bwahahaha!
The Source engine is modular so it helps Valve in saving money and the Source engine will play on a variety of machines. I'm still getting this for the PC though, gonna be an awesome game.
that is one old engine. ive done mods with it. its old. they are even bragging about normal mapping on the 21st pic. funny stuff. too bad they didn't really use it anywhere else.
Why I thought for sure it wouldn't be until 1998 till we had the power to use Normal mapping. One day they might even be able to use Diffuse & Specular reflection, AT THE SAME TIME. I hear by 2008 they'll even have Abnormal mapping...Gosh, can't wait for that!
My Decade at a Glance was turned to the wrong Decade! It's NOT 1998! Well, this is as embarrassing as release a game engine that's an embarrassment! I'm glad absolutely no one noticed... . I hope my memo about buying Nintendo stock CHEAP before December 8, 2006 isn't too late.
There is no reason that you cannot have a more modern engine that runs on a wide variety of hardware. From those screenshots I feel like I am looking at Half Life 2 (Great game.) which would be fine if it was not about four years old. The gameplay better boast a level of perfection no other game has achieved, since it doesn't seem to have visual prowess going for it.
The Source Engine needs to be taken behind a barn and shot. Move on already....it's been going on 5 years that the source engine has been around...time for a change.
doesn't look too different nothing new or really WOW. looked like halo 3 on 'high stress'
That Dude Looked Like Snake eyes From G.I. JoE?! EA Better MAke iT So For MY PS3. That game is Minz! Btw, Droids... New items in the mgo reward shop. We got a 1000 points free be courtesy of konami. octocons glasses are 5000. I'm getting leg armor.
I've been saying for MONTHS that valve and their outdated crap are irrelevant and belong on the Pc and pc junior(360).
cause' I hear at the presentation they went to the expense of playing that Prince song and replaced the word 'Party': I'm Gunna' 'Shade It' Like It's Nineteen Ninety Nine... That's soooooo cooooool. . Psssst...it sucks.
they can make it for PS2 or wii, another FPS, meh
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