Valve Discuss their Failures on the Console Market, Expresses Hopes for PS3

September 10, 2010, By Radimir Bobev

Most of us generally associate Valve with success and love from the community, though even they admit they sometimes fail to meet expectations and deliver accordingly. In a recent interview, the company expressed disappointment in the way they’ve handled distribution on the console market, especially for the Xbox 360.

The main reason for this is the fact that Team Fortress 2 still remains without any updates on Microsoft’s console – and not for lack of will from Valve, but due to Microsoft’s harsh policy on free updates – or more specifically, them disallowing such updates. The PS3 was also left in the dark, though this also had other reasons attached to it, such as the fact that a different company was handling that port.

According to Valve, their previous hatred towards the PS3 has now diminished, and they’re seeing the platform as one with a huge potential for developers to satisfy gamers. On the other hand, according to Valve’s CEO Gabe Newell, the Xbox 360 is a complete “trainwreck” and the company has grown tired of waiting for Microsoft to bring some order to the chaos surrounding the development process for their console – so they’re simply moving away.

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