Valve wants the PS3 to be more open

Valve CEO Gabe Newell has been vocal about his distaste for PS3 development from the get go, first calling the console a “total disaster on so many levels,” and later saying the platform is a “waste of time.” Only recently has the developer appeared to change its tune and started gearing toward active development on the PS3, but Newell wants a bit more openness in the relationship.

“Platform investments, like the Mac, are difficult because you have to be aware of what direction that platform is moving,” Newell recently stated in an interview. “We need to target platforms that do a better job of looking like where we want to be in a few years.

“We would love to see the PS3 be more open like a Mac than more closed like a Gamecube. It makes it easier to justify those investments if that were the case.”