Jun 22nd, 2011

Valve Wii U
Valve, one of the most famous developers in the world, and the makers of Half Life, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead, and of course, Steam, are interested in Nintendo’s Wii U console. According to Valve boss Gabe Newell, who spoke at the New York’s Games for Change Festival, and mentioned the Wii U and how it fits within Valve’s development framework. Newell told game blog Joystiq:

It sort of fits better into the scalability in terms of graphics performance and CPU performance, so I think it’ll be a lot easier for us to fit it into our scalability model.

Valve has been working on consoles over the past few years, offering their games on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, an experience, which Newell says, will help them “fit the Wii U within that framework”.

Valve is one of the most popular developers out there, and one that consistently shows care and attention to its fans. Having a Valve game — or several games — on the Wii U would excite a lot of fans. Half Life 3 on Wii U, anyone?

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  • CallahanK

    Valve is by far my favorite developer, I hope they support the WiiU with all they got — HL3, Counter strike, Left 4 Dead 3, Portal, Team Fortress 2 etc.

    • Smurfman256

      that is, when Valve learns to count to three, of course.

  • Captain N

    Valve let’s finally see what you got on a Nintendo home console.

  • crackkat

    wooooh wii u FTW!!!

  • wabajack

    this isn’t actually interesting news though as valve doesn’t care about consoles at all, their console versions of games suck for the last 2 generations of consoles,

    all this means is that valve will be bringing half-assed versions of games which are inferior to the pc version and not looked after with patches etc. onto the new wii also. with valve, just get the pc game copy. tf2 for example on ps3 and 360 is garbage compared to the pc version and not popular at all on consoles.

  • Jon

    Steam on the Wii U would be amazing. Using the tablet to quickly scroll through and download new games onto that external hard drive you can attatch!