Valve revealed Source 2, a successor to their Source Engine, at the Game Developers Conference 2015 today. The company says the Source 2 engine will be available for free to content developers, similar to Unity and Epic’s Unreal Engine.
The original Source engine made its debut with Counter-Strike: Source, and was used to develop games such as Half-Life 2 and Left 4 Dead. More recently, it was used to create Titanfall.
“With Source 2, our focus is increasing creator productivity,” said Valve’s Jay Stelly. “Given how important user generated content is becoming, Source 2 is designed not just for the professional developer, but enabling gamers themselves to participate in the creation and development of their favorite games.”
The Source 2 engine does not have a release date yet.