Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Valve Changes Tune On PlayStation 3

It's funny what time can do. Back in 2007, Gabe Newell blitzed Sony over the PlayStation 3, stating that they should "do-over" the system after his dealings with them caused the company to cancel The Orange Box for the PS3. Now that their Steam software is coming to the PlayStation 3, Valve is singing a different tune. At Gamescom last week, Erik Johnson told CVG that having Steamworks on the PS3 is "incredibly valuable" to both Valve and its' customers:
"Part of the reason the PS3 project is so exciting to us is because fundamentally Sony views the PS3 as a very open platform for developers and that's kind of what we feel like. It is better for developers but more importantly it's better for customers to have as many choices of software to run on whatever device they have. Having Steam on that platform is incredibly valuable to us. In a lot of ways that is the way we define a customer having a good experience because it's the way that we keep talking to that customer over time."

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