Half-Life 3 Code Found In Portal 2 Mod Tools?
Portal 2 is now open to modders with new beta mod tools hitting Steam yesterday, enabling gamers to create their own take on Aperture test-chambers.
Sleuthing modders have found code related to an entity named "npc_combine_advisor_roaming" which could be a link to the Half-Life aggressors.
Code lines include references to shooting, targeting, use of shields and something called an "avalanche blast" and "spit attack".
There are also mentions of "BaseHelicopter" and "rotor sounds".
The code appears not to be a hangover from previous Half-Life games, with virtually no mention online of the "combine advisor".
If the code was left over from another recent build of the Source engine, it could feassibly point at the existence of the next Half-Life game.
It's not the first time mod tool code has hinted at a new Half-Life title – last year the Alien Swarm SDK made reference to 'Blob Brain' and 'Aperture Nest'.