The lights are on
The makers of Half Life and Team Fortress are opening to the idea of creating more than just software experiences. Speaking in an interview with Penny Arcade, Valve boss Gabe Newell explains that while creating hardware isn't necessarily a first option, the company isn't shy about doing so if it needs to be done.
"If we have to sell hardware we will," he said. "We have no reason to believe we’re any good at it, it’s more we think that we need to continue to have innovation and if the only way to get these kind of projects started is by us going and developing and selling the hardware directly then that’s what we’ll do.
"It’s definitely not the first thought that crosses our mind; we’d rather hardware people that are good at manufacturing and distributing hardware do that. We think it’s important enough that if that’s what we end up having to do then that’s what we end up having to do."
For more from the interview with Gabe, head over to Penny Arcade.
What about trying steam on the Wii U & Next Xbox/Xbox 720?
Are any companies really raking in cash with hardware? It's mostly software sales, isn't it? Why would they want to get in on that? We certainly don't need another system to buy.
Valve, just, just shut up. Please, I can't take it anymore.
Way to grab a headline again Gabe. Anyone who sees this as anything but a marketing attempt by the industries biggest attention grabber is fooling themself. MAKE HALF-LIFE 3 and shut up!!!
Maybe they could make hardware that speeds up the process of HL3!
I want this attitude towards innovation and invention in gaming to be much more rampant in the industry.
hmmm Very tempting. They must be talking about a real life Portal Gun in development O_o
It's like they are doing everything but making Half Life 3.
It's such a shame that Valve can only count to 2.
a valvestation 3 sounds good to me :)