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Valve believes Steam on Xbox 360 is still a possibility

Tuesday, 27th September 2011 15:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Chet Faliszek has said Valve is still holding out hope that Steam will be made available on Xbox 360 in the future.

Speaking with Develop in an interview, Faliszek reiterated comments made by Valve head Gabe Newell last month, that the decision to not include the service on the console was made by Microsoft and not through any exclusivity deal with Sony.

Faliszek said that there’s “some things going on with Portal 2 right now,” in regards to the firm’s plans on the console but as far as Steam integration was concerned, “we’ll see.”

While Valve has said in the past Sony should be commended for allowing Steam on its system, Faliszek said the firm still has to go through Sony’s approval process in order to update games through the service.

“There’s some big changes that still need to go through, so we’ll have to see,” he said when asked if Steam could provide incremental updates to PS3 games. “We’re open to that and it’d be cool idea but we’re just going to have to wait.”

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14 Comments

  1. UKTomm

    I doubt this unless Microsoft get really desperate and allow it.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. OlderGamer

    Maybe its something MS can do in the next gen. This one is winding down anyways.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. OrbitMonkey

    Never gonna happen… unless valve suddenly get a urge to let microsoft twist their balls, because thats what microsoft would want. Total ownage of valves gonads -.-

    #3 3 years ago
  4. OwningXylophone

    Really never going to happen. Why does MS need Steam on their console? What can they possibly offer that XBL can’t already do apart from intergration of your Steam freinds list.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. pukem0n

    i hope this never happens. steam is crap

    #5 3 years ago
  6. M. K.

    Do not need, thx.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. DaMan

    What #4 said. Why would they even need Steam on 360.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. MFBB

    To play with PC players and well possibly with ps3/wiiu aswell but that will most likely never happen.

    Thats the only feature why i like steam on the PS3.
    You can play with PC players in multiplayer/coop.

    The patches or friends list etc is useless.
    PSN/XLB do that fine on their own.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Lounds

    @all xbots

    Stay in your little console gaming community, because it’s better with out you.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. stretch215

    Anyone who uses the term “xbot”is a complete turd. .

    #10 3 years ago
  11. OrbitMonkey

    ^ True… I prefer shitboxbotbitch ;)

    #11 3 years ago
  12. neon6

    keep it classy

    #12 3 years ago
  13. OwningXylophone

    @ MFBB

    “To play with PC players”

    This is already possible on the 360 and has been for years… Shadowrun, Lost Planet: Colonies & Universe At War all support cross platform play. It was dropped quite quickly however as the PC gamers destroyed the console gamers, so a nice feature for co-op but not competitive multi-player.

    Although with the Xbox Live intergration in Windows 8 I suspect MS may be looking to revive this feature.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. jldoom

    @13 I was thinking the same thing. I wonder what the extent of the integration will be though? Cross platform play would be sweet, probably give me a reason to start playing my 360 again to play with my friends that game on PC.

    #14 3 years ago

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