CVG: Steam will help bring PS3 users "Valve experience", says Johnson
Valve how you surprise us, last year you where singing a completely different tune, but I'm glad to see the steam service move onto consoles, it great.
has really changed there attitude recently i think it probably has to due with pressure with ea as there publisher i mean we even have steam on macs its nice to see value expanding on there horizon and they will be even more profitable by doing so
Money is very mind opening when it's thrown the right places. They can gain a lot from tapping the PlayStation and Mac bases just like they did with the Xbox base.
Indeed - the ps3 eventually hit the critical mass and so valve believed it was worth the effort of investing. If sony stay with cell tech for the next console then their decision will be vindicated, if they change to some other tech and the cell goes bye-bye then their prior stance will have been vindicated and they'll be twice-shy.
From distancing themselves from the PS3 as much as possible to making it a priority. Huge change. But I'm glad Valve is coming along for the ride. They crank out games that I always find myself playing.
this is great news that developers are finally up to the challenge of developing for the ps3 and embracing the ps3 "developer feels it's mistreated PS3 users in the past" i give props to them from owning up to there mistake and righting there wrongs now if valve can only expand there market even more and add L4D to the ps3 then even more people will get a chance to enjoy one of there best titles
No. L4D on 360 is a bit of a sick joke compared to it's full glory on the PC. I'm a massive Valve fan and, usually, a fan of online gaming on the two HD consoles(I find it a more level playing field than PC these days-same tech, same pad/controller 90% of the time etc)but I think Valve's ports to the 360 have been sub standard this gen and only got away with it because 1, the Orange box on PS3 was SO poorly done and because Gabe and his outbursts convinced a lot of watchers and MS zealots that they were on the 360's side-but the quality of the ports never proved it, not for me, and L4D is the worst one. With no SP to speak of the most glaring ommision for the 360 version was mods not being allowed. In most cases a game can get away without them on consoles because there's still a big package there but L4D on the original routes gets old real quick. Allied to this big loss there's the lower quality(in every respect and a bigger gap from PC to 360 than that engine should really show up, imho), reduced dev and community support and it costs so much more on 360 as well. Yeah, the bare bones of a great game are there but I felt conned paying twice as much for my 360 version for half as much-in every way. If Valve don't improve the quality of their console ports most gamers, imho, are way better off sticking with them on PC where they remain kings of the roost and a company to really admire in many ways(timekeeping apart)and PS3 fans should check before they celebrate and 360 counterprts should check before they feel it's any kind of loss. To me Valve ar e yet to show they care at all about ANY console and that's the big change I want to see from now on and not just on PS3 but a better deal for all their console gamers. They offer amazing value on PC but, to me, the same's never been true on a console and til they back these words up with better ports and better console support they remain cheap, easy words. S, yeah, Valve should bring great games like the two L4Ds to PS3 but they should really be much more like the PC than the 360 versions which should, while they're at it, be fixed up too. My worry is that this is an EA based decision and as such Valve will continue to not put their heart into console development-don't be fooled into feeling Valve care about gamers on consoles as anything other than, so far, an easy way to make lazy cash -at least not til there's a little evidence to support that kind of position. L4D(and TF2) are among the only online games I still play on my rig even ages after release but I was bored and frustrated with the console version on 360(no fault of MS' platform whatsoever)within a couple of short weeks because of the choices made by Valve-I just want them to treat us all with the same respect, that's all.
. I never actually played Valve's games in whole. I've played Left 4 Dead 2 on my 360, and I could see why it's a great game & Valve as the developers, in my opinion. Unfortunately... FPSs are not my kind of games, although I also played Killzone 2.
I've yet to see an interview ask what I think is a big thing considering the consoles and that's mod support. Is it something Valve have thought about and is there any possibility of it happen? It's a huge part of owning anything Valve and one reason they have such a strong PC following, of course creating some of the best games out there helps too :)
Unreal Tournament 3 did it right? I don't see way Valve couldn't do it if Epic could.
Yep, UT3 did it, so don't be suprised if Mods are in on PS3. Infact, be supried if their NOT.
Could be one of the reasons they've shifted. Valve is a lot like Epic and wants their mod community to thrive. Sony seems to foster mod support whereas Microsoft drew a firm line. It becomes a no brainer when weighing open vs. closed platform in that context. You'd think that would have to factor in there somewhere.
Valve games should be played on a PC.
what if this is a giant trap and every thing goes opposite .....lol what if ......
Haha made me laugh.
Please L4D3 with mod support as my computer can barely run the original L4D.
Wonder if we're going to be pleased with what happens in today's GTTV, or disappointed.
My,My,My...how the tables have turned.
just like insomniac going multiplat? dont be an idiot, its all about money.
^^^ dude Insomniac might have gone multi-plat but guess what their next 2 games are PS3 exclusives which have no chance of every seeing the light of day on the 360....
valve sucking up to ps3 = ea + ps3 being successful thus being illogical not to invest in. + whats strange said. next two insomniac games are PS3 exclusives...so =P what does this have to do with insomniac anyway? this is about valve, and the tables HAVE turned i smell butt hurt.
Its good to see the exclusive barrier coming down. The only exclusives should be published by Sony and Microsoft to keep competition up and console prices down. Otherwise we should all enjoy the same experiences.
We're still waiting on Bungie what to offer the PS3 . Maybe at TGS will have an announcement ?
I think they'll wait at least six months, probably a year after Reach to announce their next project. They want Reach to have a long life span even if they are handing control of Reach to 343 when they release their next project. I think its great they are going multiplatform with full control of their work.
Did M$ recently stop paying you $10000000.000000 Valve to sudenly let you love, and rework on the PS3? And I think we're getting a L4D updated VERY soon. @Spawn-KING E3 2011.
Lmao why do i have this feeling that everytime valve talks someone is pointing a gun to there head?
Gabe openly disses PS3... Valve says PS3 is impt. to them... cant make this stuff up.. awaits Gabes next comment about the PS3...
Valve realises that PS3 is best suited for their console games since psn is open
ME and L4D and a few other titles were the only reason to choose xbox,but now since a few of the goodness is coming to ps3 its all good,plus with ps3 hd versions of its ps2 games its obvious the ps3 is the way to go. the devs just need to stop being lazy on the ps3 and to make up for the bad orange box,why not do a reload and make it look the best it possibly can on ps3 via d/l lol
he made his bad comments about Ps3 when it was having bad times but now Ps3 is having the wonderful time so he has to change his attitude towards it.
The times has changed. I remember them wanting the ps3 to be opened like the mac.more games for the ps3 is a good thing though.
lol.. I can't believe valve praising ps3 !
How times have changed. I'm all for change. :D
It's about time Valve gave the PS3 some love. They have great games that should be on the PS3 without a doubt.
I bought the PS3 back when it was the "uncool" console Now I bought a 360 and times have changed so that I still havent bought any games for it yet
well its time to prove there worth, gabe really slated the ps3 and even tho he has admitted he was wrong they will need to give us a really good NEW game to prove they deserve there reputation as one of the best devs of the last few gens
what made Valve change their attitude so much towards the PS3!
PS3 always deserved love. But people decided to hate it instead.
Good on Valve to man up and give the PS3 love now.
just give me left 4 dead 1 and 2 and we'll call it even :)
just more proof that L4D will come to the ps3.
love to translate in games? Leaft4Dead is all i care about once that and half life 3 grace the ps3 than we are all good to go Gabe. until than words are just that words.
i would love to play counter strike on ps3
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