Newell: Valve Will Start Shipping Games Again
Valve wants to get back into the game development business. That's what co-founder Gabe Newell said during a presentation for its upcoming card game Artifact, according to PC Gamer. Valve has mainly focused on hardware and its digital sales platform Steam in recent years, but Newell says the company will start shipping games again soon.
Although Newell didn't divulge many details, he did say the ability to develop hardware and software simultaneously is "the new arrow we have in our quiver."
"We've always been a little bit jealous of companies like Nintendo," Newell says. "When Miyamoto is sitting down and thinking about the next version of Zelda or Mario, he's thinking what is the controller going to look like, what sort of graphics and other capabilities. He can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things. And he can make the hardware look as good as possible because he's designing the software at the same time that's really going to take advantage of it. So that is something we've been jealous of, and that's something that you'll see us taking advantage of subsequently."