Valve Wants to Start Making Games Again, Says Gabe Newell

Valve “jealous of Nintendo” as it prepares to “start shipping games again” – Newell

Following those comments, he addressed Artifact and how it was just the first of several impending Valve titles.

Speaking at the announcement of Artifact, Newell explained that "Artifact is the first of several games that are going to be coming from us". So that's sort of good news.

Going by Newell's statement, it seems that Valve is really focused on bringing something new to PC gaming instead of simply hashing out the same experiences everyone's been having before.

Interestingly, Nintendo's game development prowess was one reason for why Valve chose to steer itself down such a winding path.

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Those investments, Newell said, meant they hadn't released a new game since Dota 2-but that work wasn't wasted time.

While Newell didn't specifically reference the new VR games, he did make a comparison to Nintendo's control over both hardware and software that has made Valve "jealous" in the past. Half-Life 3 has become somewhat of a holy grail for gamers. Now that Valve can do the same, they will also release more games in the future. Or Zuckerberg is saying, 'well I tried to compete in the phones, I got my ass kicked, so I'm going to create this new thing, VR, which will allow me to recreate the kind of closed, high margin ecosystem that Apple's done.' And that really started to worry us, because we thought that the strength of the PC is about its openness ... Valve has also lent the Portal property to another couple of games (Bridge Constructor Portal and LEGO Dimensions), hinting that they might want to keep the game and GLaDOS character relevant. What title would you like to see come out of their studio? You decide if you want to jump down that rabbit hole.

Valve or Newell did not say anything about Half-Life 3 at any point during the presentation.

"We've always been a little bit jealous of companies like Nintendo", Newell said, according to PC Gamer. New skins, amiibo, and other peripherals to continue the hype of series that we love so much.

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