Valve founder and boss Gabe Newell doesn't like the PlayStation 3, that we know from his famous lament that any attempt to support the platform would be pretty much a waste of everybody's time
Still, things seemed to be turning a bit when it was reported that Valve was hiring PS3 developers
- could Valve have plans for the PS3 afterall?
No, apparently not.
Speaking in a recent interview with GameTrailers TV
, Gabe Newell was asked whether the efforts to hire experience PS3 coders might be a sign that the company was working on the console his response was quite simple - No.
"Are you guys working on PlayStation 3 here now, trying to understand it, trying to get better at it?
" asked GTTV host Geoff Keighley.
"Uh,no. not in any real way,
" replied a dismissive Newell who again cut straight to the chase.
The fact that Newell is so anti-PlayStation though isn't a huge surprise - Newell himself used to work at Microsoft and Valve is primarily a PC developer afterall. He's not the only developer to criticise the architecture
of the PS3 either, suggesting that the system is too complex to work with.
"[The PS3 is] a disaster on many levels ... I'd say, even at this late date, they should just cancel it and do a do over. Just say, 'This was a horrible disaster and we're sorry and we're going to stop selling this and stop trying to convince people to develop for it ,
" Newell once said in an interview with CVG
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