Source 2 and Steam Machines just a few things Valve talked about at GDC

By GamingNexus On 3 Mar, 2015 At 07:00 PM | Categorized As Gaming Industry News | With 0 Comment

Well, it isn’t Half-Life 3, but it’s something. Valve Software today announced the launching of Source 2, their next generation engine. If there is indeed a Half-Life 3 being worked on, you can be sure it’s running on Source 2 now. No games were announced to be using the engine, but it’ll be free for folks to use in their game, following the news of both Unity and Epic’s engines going the same route.

Valve’s also pushing the Steam Machines at GDC with a few more being available for folks to take a look at at GDC. If you want to stream from the machines, Valve announced a product called Steam Link that will let you stream games at 1080p. It will be available for $49.99 this November and the Steam Controller will also be available as well for the same price. Steam Machines will officially be out in November as well.

For VR, Valve is making a technology called Lighthouse available for free. It’s something that looks like it’ll be for various devices to be incorporated in and it’s to do high quality, high speed tracking.

The big news is Source 2 is finally official, but Valve’s got a lot coming out of GDC that it should make a lot of gamers excited. Now, let’s hear something about a third game in a series from Valve as their next announcement.


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