With hidden lines that hint to a new engine found in the Source Filmmaker. As usual, the Valve community is ever alert for updates to their favorite franchises and will go to great lengths to discover such things. Most recently, a line was found in Valve’s Source Filmmaker:
”Return an str with the current engine version.
If key doesn’t doesn’t exist, assume ‘Source’, otherwise invalid — assume next-gen ‘Source 2′.”’
Adding more fuel to the fire is yet another discovery of hidden “Source 2 tools” icons.
Finally, even Valve itself seems to be hinting at it with a thinly veiled “And it’s about to get better” added onto the Source Engine description.
By all means, it seems to lead to a new engine (which may point to the continuous delay of a certain game) with so much evidence piling up, and the community certainly seems to think so. A cross platform engine that’s Linux/Mac OS ready seems like a good choice.
Assuming it wasn’t all just planted.