Valve head honcho Gabe Newell has never kept his distaste for the PlayStation 3 a secret. Just a few years ago, his lack of faith in Sony’s big ‘ol Blu-ray machine became about as subtle as a kick in the junk when he referred to the system as “…a total disaster on so many levels.”
Some time has passed since then, and despite the PS3’s less than stellar launch, the platform has picked up plenty of… steam (no Valve pun intended). The Orange Box notwithstanding, Newell’s disinterest in developing for the PS3 has not wavered, as is evident in his recent interview with GTTV’s Geoff Keighley. When asked if Valve has been trying to get better at developing for the PS3, Newell responded, “Uh, no. Not in any real way.”
Sony hasn’t exactly been accommodating to third parties wishing to develop for their platform in the past, so in a way, Newell’s stance is not entirely unjustified. Or maybe it was just that time that Kaz Hirai kicked sand in his eyes and called him ‘fatty’. Old hatreds die hard, you know.
Newell has a few more things to say, mostly about Left 4 Dead 2, in his appearance on tonight’s episode of GTTV.