Valve will re-enter the game making business, so sayeth Gaben

Valve will re-enter the game making business, so sayeth Gaben

"Hooray! Valve's going to start shipping games again".

Gabe Newell recently climbed out of the Valve money pit that some say give him Ra's al Ghul-like immortality to announce that Valve will once again make video games.

It should also be pointed out that there's now a Half-Life crossover with Final Fantasy XV in the form of a special outfit if you got the Windows Edition of the game through Steam. In a January 2017 Reddit AMA, Newell did confirm that Valve was working on at least one fully-fledged singleplayer game.

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After all, Valve tends to take a long time on their game making even if they're enthusiastic about their projects, which clearly isn't now the case.

Although this is the first confirmation we've had in some time that Valve was working on new software, we have had hints previously that something was in the works. The marketplace generates a lot of revenue even when the company does nothing, so producing games isn't all that commercially viable compared to simply sitting back and watching the money roll in.

Newell then added during an interview with PC Gamer that Valve is working on "three big VR games".

"It feels like we've been stuck with mouse and keyboard for a really long time and that the opportunities to build much more interesting kinds of experiences for gamers were there, we just need to expand what we can do". "It's not about being in hardware, it's about building better games".

Valve isn't done with hardware though, but now it'll go "hand-in-hand with software design", meaning you should really keep an eye on what Valve is up to in the coming months.

"You can have a relatively new game like PUBG, and [.] they can capitalise on all the other multiplayer games, and all of the technology, [and] the fact that China is now a huge market for anybody who does PC game development", he said.

The presentation (via PC Gamer) was centered mostly on Artifact, the Dota 2-themed card game announced past year.

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