Valve co-founder and legendary figure in the games industry, Gabe Newell, has apparently chosen a side in the next-gen console wars between Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X.
He chose the Xbox Series X.
Speaking to The Project NZ, Newell was asked which of the two next-gen consoles was better, to which he nonchalantly and without any hesitation, answered:
When asked for the reason why, he simply said:
“Because it is.”
He then continued and clarified further:
“I don’t have a stake in that race.
Obviously, we [Valve] do most of our development on personal computers, but of the two I would definitely go with an Xbox.”
Newell appeared on the Project NZ show to discuss his recent lockdown-related stay in New Zealand.
While it’s true that Valve might not have a stake in the console wars, the company still has a working relationship with both Sony and Microsoft. However, more Microsoft games are clearly available on Valve’s digital platform Steam, compared to Sony’s.
That’s not even mentioning the fact that Valve develops for the PC, the Windows OS of which is made by Microsoft. Hence, it’s not surprising to understand why Newell chose the Xbox instead.
In the meantime, stay tuned on Kakuchopurei for all the latest news on the Xbox Series X, and check out all the latest updates and developments on all things Xbox to date here.