Gabe Logan Newell, better known to the internet as GabeN, joked about that magical and elusive number 3 late last month when speaking to employees about Valve’s high-end VR headset, saying that “Maybe someday, the number two will lead us to that shiny integer glowing on the mountain someplace.” Now, there’s a report from Valve News Network detailing that hints to a new Valve game, code-named Citadel, is being worked on by Valve.
Remember, this is a code-name so the game’s actual title won’t be Citadel. Valve News Network’s Tyler McVicker explains (in a video which you can view at the bottom of this article) that the community has unearthed references to Citadel in a low-level engine update for Dota 2.
Citadel is apparently being created using the Source 2 engine and it is not the flagship VR game that Valve teased earlier this year, but instead, a totally new project based on the Source 2 engine. References in the code have been found, pointing towards Citadel having “a lot of things related to stealth, AI pathfinding, and a top-view minimap.”
Keep in mind that there is absolutely no confirmation that this is a Half-Life game and Citadel reportedly uses a very similar Source 2 engine build as Dota 2. However, the engine is extremely flexible, so one can’t rule out a new Half-Life, Team Fortress or even Portal game right now.
Everyone and their pet headcrab wants a new Half-Life game but honestly, we shouldn’t get our hopes up. Please remember to take this rumour about Valve’s Citadel with a large helping of salt until such time as the game is officially announced.
Check out the full video from Valve News Network explaining this rumour in detail about Valve’s possible next game code-named Citadel below, then tell us what you think in the comment section.
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