Many websites are already talking about this game, although OP didn't provide any source. Because no one of them is checking it.
Well, there goes all the hype about a space game.
But this isn´t the end.
I think that Valve should incorporate the Half-life universe in this game and make the combine one of the Alien races. If this game is even real.
look at the OP
hey look, i called it just in time
So where exactly was it said this whole game didn't exist? I only saw a mail saying the name is incorrect and that it's "old" concept art.
One can only hope.
What else could a studio as large as Valve be doing? They can't be making hats, they already outsourced those to other developers and prominent community figures here on FP.
I have a feeling they've been having an itch to start a large project again, like Half Life 2 where it took 6 years to develop. And before you say Half Life 3, I'm pretty sure its been put in the backburner a long time ago and they will come back to it when they feel like it. There isn't much new creative direction they could use with Half Life 3, where as this mysterious Space game could have countless possibilities.
Well, they are currnetly working on/updating CS:GO, TF2, Dota 2, HL3/EP3 (I presume this as gabe says the same people are still working on it), small teams for older games and so on.
I mean, I'm not saying there's absolutely 0 chance they could possibly be working on an entirely new game, just saying keep whatever hopes you have at a reasonable level. Trust me, letting your hopes get too high and having them destroyed is one of the worst feelings in the world. I'm still not over the last time it happened to me.
sob.fgd was in sfm beta but they removed it later to prevent leaks
This is all we know about it so far:
March, 2011: PoliticalGamer posts images of concept art for some unseen space game. - Link
September, 2011: References to a game called "SOB" and space entities are found in Dota 2 code files. - Link
February, 2012: "SOB" is finally linked to the March, 2011 concept art and the September, 2011 Dota 2 code. And a load more art is found on Peter Konig's portfolio. - Link
April, 2012: Short clip of "SOB" found in Gray Horsfield's demo reel. - Link
We don't know what "SOB" means or stands for, we don't know any (and I mean "any") details on the gameplay, and we certainly don't know if this is going to be on the Oculus Rift or if it's even going to be released, ever...
Attention citizens of Facepunch! There's an important official update on the situation straight from Peter (Pete) König himself as posted on his website!
I think the important message to take away from all this is that Gabe can and will murder you if you displease him.
Knowing Gabe, he'd probably have a mighty fine proposition for silence.
You think he has those knives just to look at?
he also polishes them thank you very much
Gabe has recently talked about the "SoB" game during the 4chan /v/ birthday visit.
It was named Stars of Blood (SoB) and was a space pirate game that never saw the light of day.
Oh well. Guess that ends this thread then.
What is this game even?
How is my above post dumb? Do any of you know what the game IS? What roll do ships play? How do you play your character? For all you know.. the game could be like pandemic, but in space. Or it could be a highly linear first person shooter with ships and futuristic cities in the backdrop.
I can just imagine a Stars of Blood / Prospero fanfic where they meet in a singles bar after having suffered Gabe's rejection.
And then in walks The Crossing.
Day of defeat and l4d stoned in the corner. Wanting weed but never finding it...
Meanwhile, Postal 3 is completely piss-drunk, furious and attempting to pick fights with everyone, all while swearing in Russian.