Valve released news that their DOTA 2 will be updated to Source 2. The Reborn Beta is nearing completion with a major update. According to Valve, “in the coming weeks” the Reborn update will be applied to all DOTA 2 clients via their Steam distribution system. This is exciting for DOTA players, but something I have been eagerly anticipating for years now. As with Source, it is common for Valve to update a couple of their known properties, such as Day of Defeat or CounterStrike, and heavily test it. Leading to something truly spectacular like say, Half Life 3?
At least that’s what I’m speculating, Valve has been working on the Source 2 engine for a long time, it will be interesting to see what Source 2 will and can encompass. It is announced to have support for Vulkan API, no word on DirectX 12 which would be similar in draw call overhead reduction. Source 2 will surely be fully compatible and tested under SteamOS (which will have Vulkan API functionality), and will probably have full support for Steam VR and Steam Controller.