Files dug up from the recent Source Filmmaker application suggest that Valve are working on Source Engine 2, which is possible the best game related leak for months.
Over at Valvetime the guys have donned their detective hats, and the evidence looks clear enough.
“We’re only one file deep,” says the post, “and already it’s clear that the references to ‘Source 2’ are indeed referring to a next-gen engine that Valve is currently developing.”
Apparently there’s about 60 references to a “next-gen” Source 2. One example is in the a file called vproj.py and says, on one line – “If key doesn’t doesn’t exist, assume ‘Source’, otherwise invalid — assume next-gen ‘Source 2’.”
Source was an amazingly versatile engine – is Source 2 what’s going to power the fabled Half Life 3?