From the source film maker'''Return an str with the current engine version.
If key doesn't doesn't exist, assume 'Source', otherwise invalid — assume next-gen 'Source 2'.'''
So maybe soon.
I must admit, this Valve troll has been impressive, but not entirely surprising. We had a massive 6-year gap between HL and HL2, and since the last episode we've had a 5-year wait. Difference now is that Valve actually a whole bunch of other projects like L4D, Portal etc... they've been doing in the meantime wheras I can't really recall them doing nearly as much between 1998 and 2004.
Anyway, I think it's safe to say Episode 3 has become Half Life 3 and a new engine is probably involved here as Source is pretty ancient now. HL3 will be the debut game for the new tech but I very much doubt we will know much until release is imminent. Gabe has made obscure references to it being in development but I'm not hopeful we will see anything substantial until at least next year.
It does of course fill me with eternal disappointment every time an E3 goes past and Valve say nothing about it but I guess it's the price you have to pay to eventually learn what the fuck it all means.
It'll be nice in the long run to not have seen a hundred previews and heard the rampant speculation associated with it
The advantages of not having investors is not being pressured into that shit, the magic is making more money than the companies that do have shareholders breathing down their necks, doing so with such finesse that their microtransactions are met with "cool, hats" and their contemperaries with "rabblerabblerabble" is hilarious.
Bought new computer for HL2.
Will buy new 3d total immersion gaming room when episode 3 is released in 2025.
I am ok with this.
world of tanks derp gun world of tanks derp gun world of tanks derp gun
Tanks name = BS87
Every other game = Kegger McManus
They can't release HL3 until gabe gets up on stage at E3 with a giant "3" on the projector behind him, which then morphs into "Welcome to E3" after the crowd has had sufficient time to work themselves into a frenzy. The troll potential there is just to great of an opportunity to miss. So assuming he does that next E3, I give it a minimum of 1.5 years still until we see an HL3.
I look forward to the amount fun valve is going to have when they do get around to HL3.
GabeN held a conference with the deaf a while back, he was trying to figure if having a character that signed in-game was doable or would be welcomed. Anyone know what came of that?
You could probably find a YT video of it, it wasn't a super secret thing.
The thing is that you know they would have been working on Episode 3 after Ep 2 came out, but I guess they didn't think it was good enough, and threw it out? Probably been through a few revisions and by now Source is getting old so maybe it will be out on Source 2, but eeh. It makes me kind of edgy, I mean I hope it's great, but all this anticipation. If it isn't game of the century 15/10 then there will be major butthurt. And what if it's even bad, like what if it goes on so long they eventually say "fuck it" and just release it like DNF, what then? Would have been better to just release it several years ago. It's kind of funny how they just completely failed at the whole "episodic" nature of the episodes.
people saying the engine is old need to stfu i mean look at the quake 3 engine thats still being used in mw3 ffs
Probably should have used Unreal 3 as your example there. But I think that's only used because it's easy and cheap.