Gabe Newell says Valve is now making NEW games

Gabe Newell says Valve is now making NEW games

"You can have a relatively new game like PUBG, and [.] they can capitalise on all the other multiplayer games, and all of the technology, [and] the fact that China is now a huge market for anybody who does PC game development", he said. "Hooray! Valve's going to start shipping games again!" Valve is looking towards Nintendo's approach, in which the game and the system it's played on go hand in hand.

Newell gave some background on Valve's projects from the last few years, like SteamVR and the Vive headset, explaining that the company was anxious about the PC heading in the direction of an iPhone-esque closed ecosystem.

This is the first time we are hearing about the game's lifetime Steam revenue in comparison to other games on the platform. "We aren't going to be talking about it today", Newell said, "but sort of the big thing, the new arrow we have in our quiver, really, is our ability to develop hardware and software simultaneously". The discussions surrounding another Portal game, and more importantly, Half-Life 3 are sure to flare up again now that Valve has officially announced they are moving back into the software space in a larger capacity. Newell's statement doesn't clarify if there are projects in the works beyond those games, but nature of the statement does seem to indicate that there are things coming we don't yet know about. That is something which most of us were already expecting. Half-Life 3 has become somewhat of a holy grail for gamers.

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Although, Newell didn't say what games were on number one and two spots, though we have an idea what those game would be. Previously, Newell has mentioned that Valve has plans for 3 VR titles as well as a single player title.

Excited for Valve's return to game development? "That's something we've been jealous of, and that's something you'll see us taking advantage of subsequently". And he can make the hardware look as good as possible because he's designing the software at the same time.

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