Source Filmmaker Reveals Source Engine 2?
Industrious Valve fans have examined the inner workings of the Source Filmmaker and discovered evidence that points to the Source Engine 2 having been in parallel development with the filmmaker.
Within the Source Filmmaker script files can be found references to “Source,” “Hybrid,” and “Source 2.” The ValveTime forums speculate that Hybrid is the base for which Source 2 is sitting on, and report that it appears Source 2 is using the same pipeline as Source, meaning that it will probably be keeping its .BSP level format.
Meanwhile, reports from the Facepunch forums point to some new “Source 2 tools” icons stashed away in the SFM files, lending even more evidence to the case.
Could this be a sign that Valve will soon be reaffirming its position as a game developer, rather than just a digital distribution service provider?