Valve co-founder and legendary figure in the games industry, Gabe Newell, is currently in New Zealand. Speaking with New Zealand publication One News, he revealed several interesting stuff.
Valve Has Games In Development
While he didn’t specify what they were, Newell did confirm that Valve does have games in development.
“I’ve successfully not spoken about those things for a long time and I hope to continue to not talk about them until they are moot questions.
Then we’ll move on to a new set of questions.
The nice thing is, by not answering those questions, I avoid the community coming up with new, equally-difficult-to-answer questions.
We have a bunch of code names — are you referring to a code name?
I don’t know what ‘Citadel’ is — what is Citadel?
Just to be clear — internally we have a bunch of different names and they change over time.
We definitely have games in development that we’re going to be announcing — it’s fun to ship games.
Alyx was great — to be back doing single-player games, that created a lot of momentum inside of the company to do more of that.”
Gabe Newell Sympathises With CD Projekt Red Over The Problems With Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red is being chastised over the horrendous launch of Cyberpunk 2077 on consoles, and rightly so.
For some reason, Newell sympathises with the Polish developers.
“I have a lot of sympathy with a situation that every game developer finds themselves in.
All I know is that there are a lot of very happy gamers in the PC space, which are the ones that are most visible to us.
There are aspects of the game that are just brilliant, and it shows a tremendous amount of work — it’s unfair to throw stones at any other developer, because just getting something as complex and ambitious as that out the door is pretty amazing.
People get mad because they care.
When people have those kinds of reactions, my first thought is that this is an opportunity for us, and I assume that the Cyberpunk 2077 developers are similarly just using it to crank through an make improvements that are going to be beneficial to their customers.
They have a long history of doing a great job, of continuing to invest in their products over time and I suspect that they’re going to be very good at making their customers happy over time.
Everybody knows that if you’re in this business, expectations are high, and if you do it well people are going to let you know and if you failed to meet those expectations they’re are going to let you know — that’s part of why it’s a fun industry.”
There you have it, folks. It seems like we’ll never get the news we want from Newell. You know, Half-Life 3. Maybe one day.