Valve says it is interested in Wii U

Wednesday, 22nd June 2011 21:10 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Gabe Newell has said Valve is interested in Wii U as it “fits better” into the firm’s “scalability model,” than the original Wii.

Speaking with Joystiq during New York’s Games for Change Festival today, Newell said since moving from a PC-only business model into Xbox 360 and finally onto PS3, developing for Wii U will be easy for the firm as it will fit “within that framework.”

“Wii U seems to be a lot more powerful than the previous generation,” he said. “It sort of fits better into the scalability in terms of graphics performance and CPU performance, so I think it’ll be a lot easier for us to fit it into our scalability model.

“We’ve always loved Nintendo. Now it’s a lot easier to look at Wii U and have it fit within that framework.”

Joystiq post a breakdown of Newell’s keynote later today.



  1. Erthazus

    Half-Life 3 exclusive to Wii U console.

    *trolling* :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    You know what i like about Valve? They never talk about Half-Life.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. YodaJokerBacon

    Gabe Newell’s playing Portal 2 right now on his big ass 40 inch computer monitor while getting his dick sucked and eating a pizza.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Edo

    Seriously Gabe,until it’s Half-Life related

    #4 4 years ago
  5. manamana

    ^ :-D

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Teabag

    I am justing hoping it won’t be an exclusive. I have no interest in buying a WiiU but if Valve produces an exclusive for the system, i may have to buy it (yes, huge Valve fanboy). But they never have been exclusive and the PC version is always superior, so i have no fear.

    But good to know Wii players can finally experience the master work of Valve. I can see Portal using the WiiU controller quite efficiently.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. IL DUCE

    Lol…of course there won’t be an exclusive Half Life to WiiU…Valve isn’t that insane, I would say there will probably be unique features (like Portal 2 on PS3) and maybe some exclusive bonus content…but its more likely Gabe will come out at the Nintendo press conference next E3 and announce Half Life 3 coming to the WiiU as well as the other major platforms…

    #7 4 years ago

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