Valve: “PS3 is incredibly important to us”

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 August 2010 22:03 GMT

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Valve’s Erik Johnson has said the firm is looking to make amends with PS3 users after it failed to support previous releases on the console, and after a rocky start to its relationship with PS3, Valve has deemed the console “incredibly important” to the developer.

Speaking with CVG during gamescom, Johnson said the products the firm released on PS3 in the past just weren’t “quite the Valve experience”.

“PS3 is incredibly important to us,” said the project manager.  “We don’t feel that the PS3 users had the Valve experience that we like to deliver.

“So in that case, it’s incredibly important to us; we kind of fix everything wrong in the products that we delivered before for the PS3, which we thought were good but weren’t quite the Valve experience.”

The PS3 version of The Orange Box, wasn’t supported by the developer post launch, due to “lack of resources”, so a team at EA handled the PS3 port of the release.

Valve bossman Gabe Newel, previously an outspoken critic of PS3, felt it was easier to develop games for PC and Xbox 360, and stated at one time the Sony console needed to be more like Mac, among many other anti-Ps3 quotes.

However, all is in the past now, as Portal 2 was announced at E3 for PS3, along with Steamworks. Hopefully, this means more Valve love headed your way Sony fans. Rejoice, and don’t look back.

Thanks, Gamasutra.

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