Valve: 'If We Have To Sell Hardware We Will'

by Jim Reilly on Feb 20, 2012 at 07:24 AM

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.