Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
Tech | By Anita Cain

Gabe Newell says Valve is now making NEW games

Gabe Newell says Valve is now making NEW games

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is the third highest selling game in Steam's history, says Valve's Gabe Newell. Valve has also lent the Portal property to another couple of games (Bridge Constructor Portal and LEGO Dimensions), hinting that they might want to keep the game and GLaDOS character relevant.

Yesterday, Valve revealed a brand new game, the Dota 2 themed card game Artifact, and it seems like this is only the beginning of a new wave of games coming from the developer of Half-Life.

The game is only in closed beta but is expected to released to the public by the end of this year, with an Artifact tournament following in 2019.

During the same presentation, he also showed a bit of jealousy towards how Nintendo manage to balance developing hardware with software in mind. This is thanks to the investments made for Steam VR and the Vive headset, which has given the company the chance to develop their own hardware expertise. During the Reddit AMA back in January 2017, Newell said that Valve is working on at least one other fully-fledged singleplayer game. When Miyamoto is sitting down thinking about the next version of Zelda or Mario, he's thinking what is the controller going to look like, what sort of graphics and other capabilities [will the platform have]. "He can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things".

Valve isn't done with hardware though, but now it'll go "hand-in-hand with software design", meaning you should really keep an eye on what Valve is up to in the coming months. "So that is something we've been jealous of, and that's something that you'll see us taking advantage of subsequently".

The outlets report that chief Gabe Newell said that the aforementioned project was the first of many to come out of the American game maker.

Geoff Keighley has shared some screenshots from Artifact and stated that while the game will not feature any single-player mode, players will be able to play against AI bots.

"So PUBG can come out of pretty much nowhere and become the third largest selling game on Steam's history".

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