Valve Working On PS3? "No, Not In Any Real Way"
The last we heard from Valve, we had reason to be encouraged. We're not the biggest fans of the company or its boss, Gabe Newell, but it appeared that after a few years of ignoring - and taking potshots at - the PlayStation 3, they were starting to come around.
A Valve representative all but admitted they weren't up to snuff on Sony's new hardware, and they actually wanted to bring in some "PS3 guys" so they could really give the console its just due. Then there was talk of seeing Left 4 Dead on the PS3, and the corresponding rumor that the sequel might also come to the PS3. But in a recent GTTV interview with Geoff Keighley, Newell kinda brought the whole thing crashing down again. When asked if Valve was working on the PS3 and "trying to understand it" and "get better at it," Newell responded:
"Uh, no. Not in any real way."
It's absolutely ridiculous to assume that a developer who wants to make money would be biased, but we're starting to run out of options. This returns us to what Valve has said about the PS3 in the past (none of which is complimentary), and if any other major developer agreed in some capacity, we'd honor their opinion. But in the end, they just appear lazy and biased...there's no other way to look at it, is there? And you know what? As we've said before, we don't care. Oh darn; the new L4D and the seventy-third Half-Life iteration won't come our way; oh boo-hoo, Gabe, you made us all cry. Really.
P.S. No, we're not fans of the guy, but there will be no personal flaming or insults in the Comments below. Anything constructive will be fine, but just leave out the name-calling, okay?
8/14/2009 Ben Dutka