Source 2 Engine Officially Announced, Available for Free to Content Developers

During this year’s GDC, Valve has officially unveiled Source 2 Engine. Although the company did not reveal any noteworthy new title (like, you know… Half Life 3 or Left4Dead 3), it stated – via a press release – that the engine will be available for free to all content developers.

Valve’s Jay Stelly said:

“The value of a platform like the PC is how much it increases the productivity of those who use the platform. With Source 2, our focus is increasing creator productivity. Given how important user generated content is becoming, Source 2 is designed not for just the professional developer, but enabling gamers themselves to participate in the creation and development of their favourite games. We will be making Source 2 available for free to content developers. This combined with recent announcements by Epic and Unity will help continue the PCs dominance as the premiere content authoring platform.”

In addition, Valve announced Steam Link; a new device that allows streaming from any PC or Steam Machine at 1080p and 60H. Steam Link will be priced at $49.99.

Furthermore, the Steam Controller will also be available alongside Steam Link, and will also be priced at $49.99.

Both Steam Link and Steam Controller are planned for a November release.