Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
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Gabe Newell Says "Valve's Going to Start Shipping Games Again"

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In the past year or so, Valve has already admitted that they have a singleplayer game and three VR projects in the pipeline. "That's sort of good news!"

This isn't the first time the Steam maker makes similar announces.

Half Life 3 has been eagerly awaited ever since Half Life 2 Episode 2 came out, and with rumors that the game has been cancelled for the foreseeable future and at least one reading of the game's script, many gamers are really wanting Valve to stop working exclusively with Steam and actually start to make games again.

Not that it matters - these games might as well not exist, as they require specialist hardware to be played, and by and large gamers have voted with their wallets and decided that VR is a bad waste of time. It's not clear if this latest announcement is related to those earlier titles, but either way, it's good to know that Valve is back in the game making business proper. Excited to see Valve work on something other than hardware for once?

Software giant Valve is reportedly focusing on making video games again. What title would you like to see come out of their studio?

This focus on expanding beyond just software then gave way to Valve co-developing the HTC Vive.

Newell says that the studio now has three big VR titles, though we don't know anything about them now. "He can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things". Newell hinted that may impact how they treat their game designs going forward. We can design chips if we need to, we can do industrial design, and so on. PC Gamer reports Newell as saying. "It's not about being in hardware, it's about building better games". As far as their next huge leap in gaming, we'll just have to be patient to find out!

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.

The announcement came as part of a presentation for Artifact, the "Dota 2" themed card game that drew fan ire past year when it was announced because it had the gall to not be "Half Life 3".

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