S&R talk about Half Life 3.
It would definately be a system seller and an intelligent move from valve. I for one can live without a new Half Life though ...I'll buy the steam box nonetheless some day.
I don't think it would. It depends how good the system is or how good the value for money is. If it is steam box only it would piss of a very loyal PC fanbase (something Valve should avoid). Now if it doesn't come to the Xbox One or PS4 but does to the Steam Box and PC I don't see it making a lot of difference as weirdly the Steam Box is targeted at the PC gaming crowd and the previous factors I just mentioned would come into play (the money aspect is interesting as I think the steam box will not be cheap as Valve isn't making the consoles so the manufacturer needs to make some money off the hardware. Like how mobile phones are very expensive because the manufacturer cannot off set the cost with software sales like Sony and Microsoft does with their consoles)
Yeah, if it's not on normal steam, I'm gonna be pretty pissed off. I can't imagine that happening though because they are the majority share holder in pc games. They would take a loss doing so, because most of their customers own a pc.
It would be a huge gamble on Valve part. They would be better off adding exclusive features for SteamOS users rather than going down the exclusive for SteamOS road. Even though all PC users would have to do is just dual-boot the OS on their machines or run the OS through a virtual environment, Valve would still receive some backlash over this.
I personally don't care. I think this series is overrated. I could never get into it.
Yikes. You must've played it years later, the games revolutionized physics in games.. I actually still don't see games that use physics in the creative manner that valve implemented them.
Not only physics, it revolutionized the whole FPS genre.
I think that was my problem as well. I bought it the last steam sale for the Gary mod textures. I need to five it a shot again.
Same here I think left for dead is better! l4d3 half life 3 portal 3 lots of 3's to come!
i could care less i like portal more. but that said everything from Valve is overrated
You don't care but yet comment...
Of course it's a good idea. It's no different than having exclusives on the consoles.
Wouldnt Pc users be alienated too unless we install steam os?
Yes, yes we would. They would basically be doing the same thing they accuse Microsoft of doing. Trying to become a monopoly.
No you would just dual boot into steam os
Half Life is not even a good series in my opinion. I'm good with my GTA 5 and soon will have my next gen console.
Spend over $700 to play one game?...I think I will pass.
Hey... Sony did it.
Do you want a list of PS3 exclusives?
@Fireseed Hey... Microsoft did it.
No way to know until we see how all systems sell. Personally I bet it will show up on all three eventually. HL3 exclusivity won't make me want a Steam Box though.
Half life 3 exclusivity makes no sense considering the platform it would be on (Linux, a completely open OS).
If it would be a steam OS exclusive (It's an OS not a console) it couldn make much of a difference, a barrier to entry. The main demographic of Half Life are PC gamers, forcing them to have another os is kind of a bad move. Making it an exclusive is also kind of a bad move as you're taking out a lot of potential costumers.
It would go completely against the whole notion of Linux being an open platform and then restricting the game only to Steam OS and not playable on other OS's.
If they want to drastically cut profits, then sure.
No way. The most extreme scenario would be, exclusivity for SteamOS. But again, no way!!
I think most extreme scenario would be PC only.
no it would not be a good idea.
How about, PC FIRST!!!!!!!! After all, wasn't it PC gamers who kept HF alive?
The Steam Machine is a PC with the Steam OS and not a console. If anything it will be a Steam exclusive.
I agree. I think the Steam Machine hardware will be for those who want the console experience. It will be interesting.........
There is no way in HELL I would buy a steam box just for a game that should have been released years ago! They would be wise to bring this game to Xbox One and PS4 or risk millions in sales and alienating many fans of the series... IMO
Will you buy any console? Gabe can careless about the money. So that is a non issue.
It's not in Valve's nature to keep things from gamers ... except when it comes to news about Half-Life 3 of course.
valve should do pc + steam box exclusive, that would be great system seller for them. Half life is imo the best fps franchise by far, cant wait to play the next one.
While the orange box was one of my favorite games last gen, it's nothing any other series producer couldn't do. Especially with the power from Nextgen systems. There comes a point of time, after a game has been delayed year after year after year, where gamers just stop caring. I've stopped caring.
It would make little to no sense to put HL3 out on steam box only. The series was built for the wider pc audience and besides its being too long since that last installment. People really don't care and many don't even remember the series. To have any chance of success, its got to go balls deep for pc and all the consoles.
Agreed, the last full HL game was HL2 and that came out when Halo 2 did some 9 years ago and the Orange box released 6 years ago. A whole generation of gamers has been born since that time and many don't even know WTH Half-Life is or don't know the story. Valve would be foolish to use it as a selling point for Steambox only blind fans will shell out that kind of money for one game and a Steambox.
I would be pretty sad if Half Life was exclusive but its their's to do with as they please. Anyone hating on Half Life needs to get real, it was way ahead of its time and is still more interesting than most FPS's out there today.
nope cuz then no one would play it , and steam would loose respect
Well they have to draw a line somewhere, I guess HL 3 is a good place to start.
No, but it won't happen anyway.
All I can say is I don't have a gaming PC and I am no way interested in the $teambox as it will be priced high for a console I am guessing the models ranging $600-999. So if valve wants any of my money they will need to make it available on next gen consoles as well.
I'm in definite need for a disc copy of Half-Life 3 on PS4. I really want to play it on PS4 & I think if it ever gets released it will come to PS4. I mean as much as I love the series I'm not buying or building a Steam Machine or a PC to play it. I would preorder it for PS4 & pick it up day 1. If they decide to release it on Steam OS only or even Steam only, I would probably break down & buy it on steam but only when it hit a very low price during one of the sales years down the road.
I think Half Life exclusive on PC would not be a big deal, but Portal 3 and Left4Dead 3 would upset a lot of people.
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