Valve Is Making Games Again, Says Gabe Newell

Valve Is Making Games Again, Says Gabe Newell

At a talk yesterday, the president said the company is "going to start shipping games again". "That's something we've been jealous of, and that's something you'll see us taking advantage of subsequently". "When I say we're building three games, we're building three full games, not experiments".

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. 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's statement doesn't clarify if there are projects in the works beyond those games, but nature of the statement does seem to indicate that there are things coming we don't yet know about.

The announcement was made during a presentation for Artifact, where Gabe Newell said the reason that Valve had focused so long on Steam development and creating hardware solutions like the Steam controller and HTC Vive headset, was because it wanted to make an "investment in the future".

"VR is not going to be a success at all if people are just taking existing content and putting it into a VR space", Newell explained - potentially taking a dig a Bethesda's VR efforts with Doom VFR, Skyrim VR and Fallout 4 VR. Valve is looking towards Nintendo's approach, in which the game and the system it's played on go hand in hand.

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The game is launching this year, Keighley said, while adding that a tablet release is slated for 2019. "It's not about being in hardware, it's about building better games".

Artifact probably won't be that game. And he can make the hardware look as good as possible because he's designing the software at the same time that's really going to take advantage of it.

As for Artifact, reports from the recent presentation reveal that it has incredible production values, will not be a free-to-play (or, according to Newell, pay-to-win), features some unique mechanics not seen in any other card game, and has been secretly designed by Magic the Gathering creator, Richard Garfield.

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