Valve: “We’re pretty happy”, not selling to Nexon

By Nick Akerman
28 September 2012 16:24 GMT

Valve’s Chet Faliszek has moved quickly to abolish rumours the company are planning to sell. Speaking at Eurogamer Expo, Faliszek rubbished reports the group is going to be acquired by Nexon.

Korean newspaper JoonAng printed a story suggesting the two organisations had met in Hawaii and agreed a $893 million acquisition.

Faliszek explained the situation is similar to another report where Apple were rumoured to be interested in the company.

“It’s the same as when Tim Schmidt came by and visited us,” Faliszek explained.

“It’s weird, because Gabe just gave that interview to the NYT which everyone was quoting – it’s weirdly twisted how they took it. They were asking if we were going to sell out to someone and Gabe was like, we’re not going to do that. The guy made the question to be about, ‘how’s this going to end’.”

Faliszek suggested a deal isn’t on the horizon.

“There’s no thoughts about that – everyone likes working there, we like working together we like. The culture we have and the way it works because of all the parts of it. We’re not changing any of that, we’re pretty happy. We’re doing OK.”

Thanks, GI.

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