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Gabe Newell confirms existence of rumored successor to Half-Life 2 tech

Valve working on next-gen Source engine

Valve president Gabe Newell has has revealed Valve is working on a next generation successor to the Source Engine.

Rumors of a new engine have been circulating for a while, but confirmation came as Newell spoke before an audience of 4Chan’s /v/ users gathered at Valve to celebrate his November 3rd birthday.

"We’ve been working on Valve’s new engine stuff for a while, we’re probably just waiting for a game to roll it out with," said Newell as recorded on Youtube.

Newell also confirmed the Source 2 engine would be completely new, instead of just another update for nearly ten year-old tech.

Source made its debut in Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2 in 2004.

Since then, the engine has seen several major updates, but never a complete overhaul.

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