Valve is Working to Build a Talented PS3 Development Team
Valve isn't quite as against the idea of developing games for the PS3 as previously thought.
Speaking to Valve's Doug Lombardi at the Left 4 Dead 2 event in London today, JoyStiq (linked above) discovered that the company is still "up on the idea" of developing for the PS3 - it's just waiting until it has hired some decent PS3 coders.
To quote: "If you look at The Orange Box - PC: 96 on Metacritic, 360: 96 on Metacritic, PS3 like... 84 or something. That's not even close to where we are right now with the 360 and PC and the reason is people."
Lombardi went on to say that "we have to get people under our roof who are dedicated, talented PS3 guys and then all bets are off. We can take the same sort of strides and get the quality out of the box and offer the same support post-launch on that platform, as well." Sounds like Valve-developed PS3 games are more a case of "when" than "if," nowadays.
When asked whether Valve is actively seeking to hire PS3 developers, he noted that "Valve is always looking to hire people. So yeah, definitely."
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At the rate that it takes them to release new episodes for Half-Life 2, I expect them to have a fully functional PlayStation 3 development team around the same time that the PlayStation 5 is released.
wooaa... why change of heart valve?? is it because the ps3 has a lot of exclusive games this year and this coming year thats why now they need a ps3 developer on their company? or they realize that the ps3 is going to sell higher than the other console this coming 2010? ( maybe they realize that they dont lose money if they port the game the ps3 coz nobody hack the system yet) or maybe they saw how awesome the ps3 conference on a E3 or now they realize that the ps3 has a big bandwidth now
anyway due to the fact that most people will called them a lazy developer even they port their newest games L4d2 because they do that to themselves, but anyway if they port any newest good game on the ps3 ill still give them my 60$ coz i have a lot of friends now in the ps3 but if they dont i can still play it on my gaming pc without paying the game...
Go to hell Valve, your games are crap!!!
Maybe they heard that the ps3 isnt hacked yet