12/24/2005

Valve Unveils 64-bit Source Gaming for Half-Life 2

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 1:55 pm

Valve has unveiled 64-bit Source gaming technology developed in conjunction with AMD, available now is Half-Life 2 and Lost Coast 64-bit versions.

Valve, a leading entertainment and technology studio, unveiled a 64-bit version of its Source game engine technology today. The first 64-bit Valve games released will be native 64-bit versions of Half-Life 2 and Lost Coast, and have been developed to take advantage of AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX processor-based systems - the ultimate 64-bit gaming platform for PC enthusiasts.

The 64-bit versions of these games are being offered to all Half-Life 2 owners via SteamTM, Valve’s online platform for delivering games and digital content directly to users around the world.

“Bringing the Source technology to the AMD64 processor platform is an important step in the evolution of our game content and tools,” said Gabe Newell, Valve’s co-founder and president. “This investment in future processing will allow us, and third party developers working with Source, to push the boundaries of the gaming experience.”

 

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