Valve is getting back into shipping new games

Valve is getting back into shipping new games

The only real benefit to making games comes from positive publicity, especially considering just how angry a lot of longstanding Valve fans have become at the company's abandonment of its core franchises. During a bit about how Valve focused on developing Steam and creating new hardware, co-founder Gabe Newell stated, "Artifact is the first of several games that are going to be coming from us".

No, there was no news on Half-Life 3, but if Valve comes back to software development and publishing, there's still a sliver of hope left. According to Gabe Newell (via PC Gamer), PUBG is the third highest earning game ever on Steam.

This new hardware knowledge, alongside the software prowess that the Valve has, will result in more than just brand new video games from Valve.

Valve is even a little jealous of companies like Nintendo, with Newell saying: "We've always been a little bit jealous of companies like Nintendo". Still holding out hope for Half-Life 3? He explicitly said that it's "the first of several games" coming from the studio. He feels most strongly about this in the VR space - making me very excited to see what they've been cooking up in their development kitchen. "He can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things". "That's something we've been jealous of, and that's something you'll see us taking advantage of subsequently".

"I spent over an hour playing the game with the team - the three lanes of play add another whole layer of strategy, you have to take down towers in 2 out of 3 to achieve victory". "That really started to worry us", Newell stressed, "because we thought that the strength of the PC is about its openness.So we started to make some investments to offset that".

For the last few years, Valve has felt that the ecosystem of PC gaming was heading towards a more closed environment and had been focusing their energy on Steam VR and the Vive. We can design chips if we need to, we can do industrial design, and so on. And he can make the hardware look as good as possible because he's designing the software at the same time.