Marketing hopes benefits will spread
Steam is awesome.
IF this turns true, this is going to be HUGE! I mean it would be OMG huge!
Do you know how many PS3 owners would love to have Steam on the PS3? Many PS3 owners own good-spec PC's, so it'd be all-too familiar to have Steam on PS3. The good thing is, they could extend PS3 - PC multiplayer (cross-platform), so we could see an even bigger gaming environment than ever before witnessed. I'm excited for the possibilities. Imagine the good PR and marketing / advertising possibilities if Steam were to become as popular on the PS3 as it already is on the PC.
of course.. there is no way valve would spend all this time implementing steam if they only planned to release one game.. two new ps3 games in development - will be annouced before e3: lfd3 half life
While cooperative (cross-platform) might be nice, competitive play against PC gamers with Mouse and keyboard advantage will be too much to overlook. Also for competitive play to happen, They will need to implement Mods on the PS3 versions as well, because most of Valves games end up getting modded on the PC. Hence same support would have to be forwarded to the PS3 user base.
hmm.. disagrees?? this was posted a year ago: "i know it will disappoint a few people but insomniac are 100% going mutli-console.. trust me on this one.. i said this over and over again but insomniac are going multi.. this was a decision made by Ted last year.. the relatively poor reception of r2 cemented the decision within insomniac heirachy to go multi in the same vein valve is also going multi-console.. but insomniac will release a multi-console game sooner than valve.. valve first (proper) multi-console game is for next year whilst insomniac is later this year or at the latest Q1 next year.. the annoucement will be made at e3 this year.. do you remember that ms makes a big deal of a third party sony exclusive studio/title going multi at every e3?? well insomniac will be their big e3 announcement... unless things change otherwise mass effect 2 will be annoncced for ps3 at e3 too.. lots of big bold claims i know. bookmark this and go back to it if you don't believe me. " http://n4g.com/news/490852/... edit: oh yeah i got the Q1 insomniac game release wrong because resistance 3 was internally delayed by 6months to not overlap with kz3 and insomniac didn't prefer to release during the summer.
I was just disagreeing with the games you think will be announced. As much as I would love Half-Life 3... I have a feeling we'll be waiting a while on that one. And after the L4D2 fiasco, I wouldn't have thought L4D3 will be on its way just yet. I would be more than happy to be proved wrong though :)
It would do Sony a lot of good for the US market as that's where the 360 is doing better. I use Steam but their UK pricing is just way off for digitally purchased games - comparable to buying full price from Game stores :(
kurt, you could be right.. l4d3 is definitely getting annouced at least before e3.. hlf3 less likely and might be delayed.. but production for hl2 is definitely starting to ramp up.. valve has made a huge investment in ps3 steam and will be populating with in-house games before adding third party steam support... valve falling out with ms started ever since ms ramped up games 4 windows.. this was a no brainer decision but it is clear that gabe newell has definitely fallen out (gently) with his ms friends... of course things could change but it is very very unlikely that ms would ever allow steam on xbox live and it is very unlikely that ms would let steam dominate pc gaming infrastructure as it has done in the past... from a long term basis valve now considers sony an ally and microsoft a competitor (steam vs games4windows).. for all the money valve makes from selling it's own games - this money is dwarfed by the inherent value of steam - it will do whatever it takes to protect steam..
@imvix you can connect mouse and keybord to PS3 as well as Dualshock, i used to play with Dualshock because of vibrations, sixaxis sensor, 360 degrees analogs and cool design on topic, i think all upcoming Valve games will be multiplats money talks
L4D 3 for the PS3 confirmed !?
and 1 & 2 hopefully(Better late than never).
For the last time, why do people want a L4D 3? L4D 1 and L4D 2 are almost the same game. If they made L4D3 it will just be a rehash. We would rather prefer they keep supporting L4D2 with free DLCs and community support. Why would you like to pay 60usd for a L4D3 on PS3 and cause everyone else to pay for the game. When you can go ahead buy L4D 2 from steam for a mere 5 usd when its up on discount along with all the DLCs (which also includes all the L4d1 characters and maps). @52pickup Request for a Left 4 dead 1 & 2 release is a more resonableone. However when you get a PC version for about 5 usd of Steam, then why not?
Agreed. We wouldnt want one of the devs that actually support their games turning into a Activision. No one here would be happy if a yearly release of Left4dead or any of Valves titles became a norm. Instead supporting their games is what seperates Valve from the likes of Activision and EA (who will release the same rehased crap year on year, then drop support for the previous game asap). Valve has been awesome to its fanbase with games like TF2, L4D2 getting free updates to this very day and in return 2-3 years after release the games are still selling bucket loads.
Honestly I have left for dead series on my PC because it was the only console exclusive I ever wanted... I think it gets old quick because of no level up system like fps but It is still the best online horror game around! I would love to play it with friends on psn...
L4D is amazing man got over 200hours played on both L4D 1 and 2 combined. Valves constant support for the game is epic.
if i can get counter strike on my ps3, i would punch a baby right in the face.
LOL!!!! Bubbs for the hilarious comment
yeah definitely, i'll be killing cs1.6 out on the ps3
L4D3(or L4D2 will do) with Steamworks support for PS3 with free PC version. HL2E3 with Steamworks support for PS3 with free PC version. Yeah, Its good to have a PS3 and a PC(and also a wii).
Sigh read the comments above why L4D3 is a bad idea, you are better of asking valve for a L4d2 on PS3 or getting it for 5 usd on Steam when its on discount.
Is ANY of the L4D games on PS3? No. So L4D3 is a good idea. If you don't like it, then don't buy it and stop crying over it.
PSN = Win PSN+Steam Network = Ultra Win
Cant wait 2 play L4D in my PS3 maybe this year
probably some kind of combination of Left4dead 1 and 2 would be best option if they'd suddenly want to bring the game over to the Ps3 gamers. Left4Dead3 could be better however, as previous L4D games have been made without Ps3 or Ps3 Steam-works functionality in mind unlike portal2 (meaning implementing cross platform multi-player could be hard). It could include some of the older campaigns however with some new spice in form of new weapons and enemies. Already have L4D2 for PC tough.
I wonder how Steamworks will work out for content where games have been modded. I mean Left4Dead on PC has servers having 10 vs 10 matches. Where the more zombies you kill the more bandages and weapons you can buy, being a zombie you may buy specially Zombies or even a Tank lol. I dont know if such stuff would make it across to the PS3, Unless both Sony and Valve agreed on Modding making its way through.
With all the good things Valve has said about the PS3 lately could they be one of the dev teams working with Sony on the PS4? I know that Sony said they were working with a select game dev's they just didn't state who. I know it is a stretch but could be possible.
"Gabe Newell shockingly aligned the PS3 version"? Gone are the days when Gabe would shockingly MALIGN the PS3 version.
Just give me the full valve steam cataloge and ill be a happy man tbh :)
Sony and valve should just work something,out and simply make steam a natural part of psn. This would change things and would likely make psn that much better than xbox live. Now thats just my opinion of course. I dont see why this wouldnt workout since sony doesnt charge for psn and its open to the devs themselves, so to valve this would make sense as they can have and put out as many updates as they like. Just think of how much interesting psn would be with steam on board. Now if the games are meant to be played on ps3 only like a killzone or infamous, than they remain as just. Now for everything else valve would handle it like they have portal 2 with all its features and perks. In the end its a win win situation for all parties involve, valve gets more freedom and the chance to expand its service and sony gets the chance to expand those psn numbers to new heights as well as game sales.
This could in effect bridge that gap that there is between console and PC gamers. I can see nothing bad coming out of have steam built into the Playstation. It is a win win for both company's involved. Valve gets there freedom and Sony get one extra feature.
Valve should release L4D 3+ for mac and PS3. Essentially it would just be LFD 1, LFD 2 and all the DLC ( that is 1+2+DLC=3+). They could price it at $60 and people would still get it.
Sony should just buy Valve.
Ive actually thought of that, but valve seems like one of those companies whom wouldnt sell out that easy. Besides they make so much money now specially of steam which is a success in itself. To put it in perspective sony has a better shot at buying take two than they do valve at this point in time. But the idea of them owning valve doesnt sound bad either, I mean they have great franchises and a network platform in steam. Which if you think about it, could benifit sony greatly in the online space.
lol Sony buying Valve? Sony can't afford that, Valve probably the most expensive developer to buy out.
PS3 will be the console of choice for all Valve titles
I just want Left 4 Dead 1&2 on PS3. That's it!
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