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Valve admits PS3 screw up

Submitted by on Monday, 1 March 20105 Comments

What’s up with Valve lately?  Their comments last week suggested an almost apathetic view on the PS3, but now a new statement has been released suggesting they might be taking the PS3 a bit more seriously.  Is it too little too late?

Everyone knows the PS3 version of Valve’s The Orange Box was a bit of a disaster.  Outsourcing it to EA turned out to be a huge mistake, and it was given a panning by the critics – especially for a frame rate that stuttered worse than a nervous Gareth Gates.

Speaking to CVG, Valve writer Chet Faliszek had the following to say;

“We thought that the Orange Box didn’t put our best foot forward with the PS3 community. We don’t want to do something like that again on the PS3. We want to give PS3 owners the best possible experience.

Some of that will come from us learning and getting better. Before we can go onto the PS3 again, we want to make sure we’re better at developing for it.”

Geez guys, if you back track any more you’ll be doing a moonwalk.  We can’t help but wonder if Valve has a PS3 announcement in the pipeline, but wants to soften us up first.

And another thing – the PS3 isn’t exactly a brand new console, and to claim you need more time to get to grips with it is frankly unacceptable.

So what’s the verdict?  Is Valve a company that interests you?  Or has that ship sailed?

The comments box awaits.