Gabe Is ‘Sorry’

Valve’s Gabe Newell is known for his negative opinions on the PlayStation 3. For a couple of years now the Valve boss has made many comments about the PS3 being pointless to waste time and money developing for, its unnecessarily over complicated architecture and just general derision towards the Sony behemoth.

Valve are famous for excellent work on the 360 and in particular the PC with titles like Counter Strike, Half Life, Team Fortress and Left 4 Dead to their name, a collection of Valve titles were ported to the PS3 in the form of The Orange Box by EA in the earlier days of the PS3, it was this port which was heavily criticised for a few dropped frames and helped fuel the flames of the fanboy wars. For the record it isn’t as bad as people made out at the time, if you see it for a good price pick it up as it’s a great collection of games.

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When asked recently about his negative views, Newell said “If you look at the customers that I feel we’ve done the worst job at taking care of is the people who bought our product on the PS3 – Orange Box on PS3. Those are the people who I have trouble saying anything to other than ‘Yeah, I’m sorry. You have legitimate beef with us.”

Newell went on to add “That grew out of how that product was developed. We didn’t have the in-house resources to deliver to them the same content that we’ve been delivering to PC and Xbox customers.”

So will Newell’s recent humility mean that Valve are preparing a u-turn and bringing some of their undoubted genius to the PS3? No!  Speaking to GTTV who asked him if Valve is working on the PS3 he said “Uh, no. Not in any real way.”

So there we have it Gabe appears sorry, but not sorry enough to do anything about it.

Source: C&VG.

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