NowGamer: References to a 'Combine Advisor NPC' have sprung up in the Portal 2 SDK beta, with code to control targeting, shooting, and shields... could this be left over code from the next Half-Life game?
Valve are being very convining about all this. It's not nice to mess with your fanbase like that.
Cool. Loving how sneaky Valve is being about teasers recently
Think it's more an oversight than a teaser. Still awesome though. E3 reveal ftw!
@ below - Droid Control You do know that the source engine supports 2048 x 2048 high res textures right? Also the engine gets updated alot each year. E.G. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Valve need to develop a SOURCE 2 engine. Their current engine is OLD. As much as a want HL2:E3, i still fear its going to look pants upon release.
I wouldn't say Portal 2 looks pants. The source engine, will old still does the job. The next engine will be used for HL3.
mhm... the Source Engine is old in terms of "It got released a few years back", but it is not like you have to develope a new engine everytime. Source is still a very, very nice engine (look at the Half-Life 2 HDR project, that is still using source...) and can compete with a lot of the current ones. Plus: It is compatible to a lot of old hardware.
I say Source Engine 2.0 + Half-Life 3 to be announced in 2012 maybe. Since Valve says they are done with Episodes. Its more than likely its HL3. :P
Perhaps millions of fan-boys (myself included)will wet ourselves if they announce something at E3.
hell yeahh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D im in love with half life it is 10/10 all day every day yeah dude!
The code is a lie
Hopefully they keep half life 3 on PC where it belongs. I dont want it being dumbed down by developing it for consoles in mind
Every Half-Life game ever released, even the fucking HL1 Uplink demo, has been on consoles in their complete forms. I doubt this will be an issue, especially with Valve at the helm.
Only if it makes it onto next gen consoles lol. if HL3 comes to 360/ps3 it will be gimped.
@Bear Only if it's on some mythical new engine of doom that current consoles can't handle, which I don't realistically see happening any time soon. The entire point of the Source engine is it's scalability and capability. The engine is very scalable -- you can run pretty much any Source game in at least DX 8.1 provided you have a dedicated GPU and a decent CPU, even if it's as old as a GeForce 6600, and still get playable speeds. Source has it's downsides as well, such as games requiring constant loading (Portal 2 is the greatest offender so far), being CPU-heavy, and not being as easily portable as an engine like Unreal Engine 3. Look how long it took for them just to get their games up and running well on the Mac OS. It's still impressive how much they've been able to put out on this one engine. HL3 on a new engine is feasible, but I really don't see it happening any time in the near future.
The Source Engine 2 will be as revolutionary as the first--HL2 still looks great on PC. If HL3 debuts within 1.5-2 years, and is meant to run on current consoles, it will be heavily scaled back, as console hardware is badly under-powered by today's standards. Or, and it hurts to say this, the engine will be developed with mainly consoles in mind a la Crysis 2, hindering it's graphical benchmarking (sans DX11, tessellation effects, hollow point scattering etc) . I wish there would be some devoted PC developers out there, that way we'd see graphics progress much sooner. Everyone is amazed by EPIC's Samaritan footage--that engine could have run on PC's awhile ago. Sad how consoles ball-and-chain graphics , condemning them to evolve with console hardware... Alas, this is the world in which we live...
Source is gimped, not the current gen consoles. Its so old. Look at Portal 2, great game, but it looks like an original xbox game. HL2 came out on the original xbox and Valves graphics still look exactly the same.
Source is way gimped on the consoles. You play L4D2 on PC and the box next to each other and you say source on console's isn't gimped. Jagged, low res, blurry, upscaled mess with no AA. Portal 2 is a bit nicer than the norm but still doesn't hold a bar to anything source on PC.
half life is the best game ever made :D :D better than anything oh yeahhh dudes! hell yeah
please soon!! i need to go help Alex :(((
Just a Silly lil Marketing Tool to sell more copies of this game that I could care less about, Valve hasn't recieved a Dime of My $$ since Episode 2's release, and won't see any until they learn to treat their fans with more respect, and release Episode 3 or whatever they want to call it.
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