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Source 2 Engine Leaked Screenshots Show a Highly Detailed Left 4 Dead 2

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A leaked PowerPoint presentation shows the Source 2 engine in action.

ValveTime reports that Neogaf user CBOAT recently posted a thread revealing a confidential PowerPoint presentation by Valve. The images within are supposedly derived from an updated Left 4 Dead 2 prototype running on the Source 2 engine. The site notes that CBOAT is well known for leaking confidential information, so it's possible the screens are genuine.

The presentation actually features a total of 20 screens/slides, but 13 of these are obscured from view. The visible slides show the Plantation Level from the Left 4 Dead 2 game, and highlight the increase in detail, the large amounts of destruction, the enhanced foliage and so on. If you loved the original Source engine, this new version should melt your brain.

Want a sample? Hit this link and that link for a comparison between the two engines. Wow… what an incredibly huge difference between the two! Also keep in mind that this presentation may have taken place back in 2011, if at all.

Slide 20 is partially viewable, providing some insight into the toolset that will accompany Source 2. Features of the "Redesigned Tools & Workflow" include a "powerful GUI front end for content authoring," "browser for quickly finding, managing, editing assets,"  and "simple, automatic compiling of content."

The Tech Report points out something rather curious -- the timing of this "leak." When Valve revealed SteamOS back in September, the company said that AAA titles would work natively on the platform in 2014. Valve said that more details would come in the next several weeks, but that didn't happen. Perhaps this "leak" is the beginning of a big Valve reveal coming soon.

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    bison88 , January 31, 2014 4:41 PM
    L4D2
    Source 2.0
    4+2 = 6
    6 / 2.0 = 3
    Half-Life 3 confirmed. Source: Valve
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    Morbus , January 31, 2014 4:24 PM
    This, my friends, is PC gaming.We laugh mercilessly in the pitiful face of console kiddies... With our wallets full and our hearts beaming proud, we shall march on boasting about the graphics of mainstream FPS while we secretly play the socks off the spectacular indie RPG market :D 
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    Lamontiego , January 31, 2014 4:13 PM
    Just, WOW!
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    Shankovich , January 31, 2014 4:22 PM
    Wow. I have to say that the textures measure up to most of the other new engines, but that lighting is phenomenal!
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    Morbus , January 31, 2014 4:24 PM
    This, my friends, is PC gaming.We laugh mercilessly in the pitiful face of console kiddies... With our wallets full and our hearts beaming proud, we shall march on boasting about the graphics of mainstream FPS while we secretly play the socks off the spectacular indie RPG market :D 
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    John Bauer , January 31, 2014 4:24 PM
    I want
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    bison88 , January 31, 2014 4:41 PM
    L4D2
    Source 2.0
    4+2 = 6
    6 / 2.0 = 3
    Half-Life 3 confirmed. Source: Valve
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    lancelot123 , January 31, 2014 4:51 PM
    My body is ready.
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    rrbronstein , January 31, 2014 5:01 PM
    Quote:
    L4D2
    Source 2.0
    4+2 = 6
    6 / 2.0 = 3
    Half-Life 3 confirmed. Source: Valve


    BEST. COMMENT.
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    xroe , January 31, 2014 5:31 PM
    Very lit
    Much texture
    Many polygons
    Such resolution

    WOW!!!
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    DarkSable , January 31, 2014 5:56 PM
    I WANT THIS.And I want them to go back and update at least HL2 and L4D2 with this, since they're obviously capable of it. :D 
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    Nakal , January 31, 2014 6:07 PM
    Sure, they will have a Source2 engine out. But don't ever count on them getting a Source 3 ;)  lol
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    Soul_keeper , January 31, 2014 6:12 PM
    l4d2 was very fun, I can't wait :) 
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    alchemy69 , January 31, 2014 6:14 PM
    Am I the only thinking that while the new engine shots may be more detailed the old ones are more atmospheric?
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    DarkSable , January 31, 2014 6:45 PM
    Quote:
    Am I the only thinking that while the new engine shots may be more detailed the old ones are more atmospheric?


    Yep. :p 

    You'll still be able to get the dark'n'moody effect with the new engine just fine - they're just showing brightly lit screens to show off the effects.
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    Nakal , January 31, 2014 6:45 PM
    Sure, they will have a Source2 engine out. But don't ever count on them getting a Source 3 ;)  lol
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    lilrex , January 31, 2014 6:54 PM
    I am just super excited for 2.0. I want to see if they sell it like unreal does there's and see what other devs do with it. Oh..I guess i need to fit in with the joke too...soo...ummm.. 3*84= 252/6 =42/7 = 6/2 = 3Did...did I do it right?
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    jimmysmitty , January 31, 2014 8:40 PM
    I would not be surprised if Source 2.0 can measure up to Cry Engine 3 or UE4 easily. Source, when it came out, was the forefront of graphics. HL2 had, and still does, some of the most realistic faces ever.And to top it off, I bet it will, like Source, run on low end and high end hardware.But I am just salivating at that remake. The detail is just delicious. Do want L4D2 and TF2 on Source 2.0......
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    Quarkzquarkz , January 31, 2014 10:33 PM
    Fake, looks like a drawing/painting. No pixels whatsoever there, it's so obvious. =(
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    DarkSable , January 31, 2014 11:52 PM
    Quote:
    I would not be surprised if Source 2.0 can measure up to Cry Engine 3 or UE4 easily. Source, when it came out, was the forefront of graphics. HL2 had, and still does, some of the most realistic faces ever.And to top it off, I bet it will, like Source, run on low end and high end hardware.But I am just salivating at that remake. The detail is just delicious. Do want L4D2 and TF2 on Source 2.0......


    Yeah, I have no idea how in the world the Source engine is as good as it is, it blows me away. My wishlist, though, besides remakes, would definitely also including letting other game devs use the engine - imagine if other games could look that good!

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    Fake, looks like a drawing/painting. No pixels whatsoever there, it's so obvious. =(

    Are you REALLY trying to say it's fake because it's too good? Come on, dude. xP Also, look at the foliage on the trees on the top - that's no painting. The fact that it fooled you that well, though? This engine is going to be awesome.
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    griptwister , February 1, 2014 12:01 AM
    Looks like a Valve has sprung a leak :D  HL3?
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