Valve Says PS3 is “Incredibly Important” to Them

August 21, 2010 Written by Zak Islam

Valve, namely Gabe Newell, have been dismissing the PlayStation 3 for a long time now. During E3, Newell came out and apologized for his numerous remarks on the console and announced Portal 2 for Sony’s system. Now, the developer has said the PlayStation 3 is incredibly important to them.

Speaking during gamescom, Project Manager Erik Johnson told CVG that Valve’s looking to rectify all the mistakes they’ve made in the past on the PS3 with The Orange Box.

“PS3 is incredibly important to us. We don’t feel that the PS3 users had the Valve experience that we like to deliver.  So it that case it’s incredibly important to us; we kind of fix everything wrong in the products that we delivered before for the PS3, which we thought were good but weren’t quite the Valve experience.”

We’re looking forward to solving that and having Steam on that platform also is incredibly valuable to us,” he said. In a lot of ways that is the way we define a customer having a good experience because it’s the way that we keep talking to that customer over time.”

Johnson also stated that numerous PlayStation 3 veteran developers are working on the console for Valve. The developer’s next title, Portal 2, is currently scheduled for a release on February 9th, 2011.