Gabe Newell Says "Valve's Going to Start Shipping Games Again"

Gabe Newell Says

As a card game with a $1m competitive tournament attached to it for its first year, this is purely a play into Hearthstone's territory now Valve has smashed the MOBA market with DOTA 2 - Valve's last game.

You can already hear the Portal 3, Half-Life 3, and Left 4 Dead 4 rumors percolating because Steam Daddy himself Gabe Newell has confirmed that Valve wants to get back into the swing of making games, not just offering them via a client.

Newell gave some background on Valve's projects from the last few years, like SteamVR and the Vive headset, explaining that the company was anxious about the PC heading in the direction of an iPhone-esque closed ecosystem.

The outlets report that chief Gabe Newell said that the aforementioned project was the first of many to come out of the American game maker. Still holding out hope for Half-Life 3?

Valve is officially back to developing and shipping games. "When I say we're building three games, we're building three full games, not experiments". "That's sort of good news!"

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It's important to note that Newell said games, so that should mean Valve will be shipping something after Artifact.

Software giant Valve is reportedly focusing on making video games again. Newell's statement doesn't confirm whether the developer has anything lined up after those release, but he did express jealousy at Nintendo's ability to develop both hardware and software simultaneously.

Said in classic Newell form (he's known to be a bit cheeky), his commentary definitely did little to dampen that fandom flame. "You can see that Microsoft was like, wow, how can we make Windows more like that?"

"When Miyamoto is sitting down and thinking about the next version of Zelda or Mario, he's thinking what is the controller going to look like, what sort of graphics and other capabilities", explained Newell. And he can make the hardware look as good as possible because he's designing the software at the same time. Also, the Kerbal Space Program development team is under the Valve umbrella now, and we have yet to see the project it is working on.