TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,918 Reviews & Articles | 38,135 News Posts

OMGTT: Evidence of Source 2, Half-Life 3 has been found in Source Filmmaker SDK

OMGTT: Half-Life 3, Source 2 hinted at in Source Filmmaker SDK

| Gaming News | Posted: Aug 7, 2012 2:17 am

When typing this news, I had to type the 'summary', where I fumbled and typed "Half-Life 2", because I'm not used to referencing Half-Life 3, and in my fanboy excitement, mistakes happen. I picked it up, and here we go: some very eagle-eyed developers at ValveTime have seen some discoveries worth posting some news about. It was also worthy of a new creation 'OMGTT', in the title of this news.

 

TweakTown image news/2/5/25184_05_omgtt_evidence_of_source_2_half_life_3_has_been_found_in_source_filmmaker_sdk.jpg

 

The discovery is that Valve are working on a next-gen Source engine, Source 2, the next version of their 10-year-old engine. Valve's Source engine has powered some of the biggest PC games of all time, such as Half-Life 2, Portal and its sequel, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead and its sequel, and more. Evidence of Source 2 comes from Valve's own Source Filmmaker, which is a free movie-making tool that allows users to create videos using the same assets from within the Source engine itself.

 

A comment was found on one of SFM's python files provides the best evidence of Source 2's existence to date:

 

Return an str with the current engine version.

If key doesn't doesn't exist, assume 'Source', otherwise invalid -- assume next-gen 'Source 2'.

 

Source: Line 1387, pastebin.com

 

The file can be found in SFM's SDK tools in the following location: ../SourceFilmmaker/game/sdktools/python/global/lib/site-packages/vproj/vproj.py.

 

The Source 2 news follows a discovery about Half-Life 3, where a developer found a line of suggestive code, it too was contained within a separate file of the SFM SDK:

 

Line 49:

returns a Path instance representing the %VCONTENT% path - path construction this way is super easy:

somePropPath = content() / 'ep3/models/characters/alyx/maya/alyx_model.ma'

 

Line 76:

_TOOLS = None

def tools( engine='Source 2' ):

Source: valvetime.net

 

Considering the model that the line refers to is Alyx, this should be evidence toward Half-Life 3, even though its titled 'ep3', it may end up being Half-Life 2: Episode 3, and I'm hoping if that is the case, its a prelude to the actual game everyone wants: Half-Life 3. There's also one last hint, this time from Valve themselves:

 

We don't like to brag, but Source is considered the most flexible, comprehensive, and powerful game development environment out there. And it's about to get even better.

NEWS SOURCE
Techspot.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Gaming news at our Gaming news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases