Valve has long been at the butt end of many PS3 owner’s jokes. Co-founder Gabe Newell has long criticized Sony and their PlayStation 3 console for being too confusing and complex. That and their only game on the console, The Orange Box, was plagued by constant framerate issues. However, in a recent interview with CVG, a Valve representative apologized for the company’s work on The Orange Box, and promised for better quality PS3 titles in the future.
Valve’s Chet Faliszek has said that the company did not put their “best foot forward” with The Orange Box, and they are working to “get better” with the system.
“We thought that the Orange Box didn’t put our best foot forward with the PS3 community. We don’t want to do something like that again on the PS3. We want to give PS3 owners the best possible experience. Chet Faliszek stated the following:
“Some of that will come from us learning and getting better. Before we can go onto the PS3 again, we want to make sure we’re better at developing for it.”
Hopefully this will be enough for many of the PS3 owners Valve has angered to give the company a chance. Only time will tell if Valve’s pledge to work with the PS3’s architecture will pay off and hopefully will occur.