Half Life developer Valve and the PS3 have had their ups and downs. And by “their ups and downs,” I mean “only downs.” The PS3’s version of The Orange Box fell some way below Valve’s usual impeccable standards, and Valve head Gabe Newell had this to say about the console in 2007:
“The PS3 is a total disaster on so many levels.”
But hey, that was 2007. Surely Valve and Sony’s console have talked through their differences by now, suggests GameTrailers TV host Geoff Keighley in this interview (at 19:22). Water under the bridge and all that? Well, Gabe?
GEOFF KEIGHLEY: “Are you guys working on PS3 now, trying to understand it, trying to get better at it?”
GABE NEWELL: “Uh, no. Not in any real way.”
On the plus side, Newell did apologise to PS3 owners, and admitted that they could have “legitimate beefs” with the developer. Sadly, it looks like PS3 owners may be waiting a while for their own version of Left 4 Dead, or… anything from Valve, really. Talking of which, the interview I linked above contains snippets of footage from both Left 4 Dead 2 and new downloadable content for the original title.