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"Artifact is the first of several games that are going to be coming from us. So that's sort of good news. Hooray! Valve's going to start shipping games again." Newell did confirm that Valve was working on at least one fully-fledged singleplayer game. Newell said that Valve was working on "three big VR games." Today's statement doesn't make it 100 percent clear whether Valve has projects in development beyond these previously mentioned games, but it is a possibility.

 "The positive thing about the Vive is, in addition to making sure that nobody created an iOS closed platform for it, was also that it gave us the opportunity to develop our in-house expertise in hardware design.

Five years ago, we didn't have electrical engineers and people who know how to do robots. Now there's pretty much no project in the hardware space that we wouldn't be comfortable taking on. We can design chips if we need to, we can do industrial design, and so on. So that added to that." With Valve's new hardware chops, it seems like we can expect more than new games from the company. "We've always been a little bit jealous of companies like Nintendo," Newell said. "When Miyamoto is sitting down and 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.

 

https://www.pcgamer.com/gabe-newell-hooray-valves-going-to-start-shipping-games-again/



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So does this mean he finally finished his preschool math course and can now count past 2? Half Life 3, Left 4 Dead 3, Portal 3, Team Fortress 3... come on Gabe, get on it sir! :P



the-pi-guy said:

Newell did confirm that Valve was working on at least one fully-fledged singleplayer game.

Half-Life 3 confirmed!



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I was expecting a bit more excitement about this.



the-pi-guy said:
I was expecting a bit more excitement about this.

It'll probably take a good while before any of the games arrive, and we know nothing about them anyway. I mean, this is great, but there's not much to get excited about just yet.



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I didn't even know there was a thread about it on here lol, I had been talking about this same thing a lot on reddit

i'm so hyped, hope we can see one of the new games soon, also Artifact looks great as well



It shows that Valve hasn't been in the game-making business for a while. They don't know yet that Miyamoto got sacked.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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I just want Portal 3. The rest would just be icing on the cake.



Zkuq said:
the-pi-guy said:
I was expecting a bit more excitement about this.

It'll probably take a good while before any of the games arrive, and we know nothing about them anyway. I mean, this is great, but there's not much to get excited about just yet.

Yeah, I'm not really feeling much excitement of the idea them eventually getting around to storyboarding these games. We're still looking at another 5 or so years until we see what these games are like, let alone them being released. This is Valve we're talking about, so Valve time is going to result in a rather long wait for these games to surface. 



                                       

Zkuq said:
the-pi-guy said:
I was expecting a bit more excitement about this.

It'll probably take a good while before any of the games arrive, and we know nothing about them anyway. I mean, this is great, but there's not much to get excited about just yet.

Optimistically these games might be fairly well along, and they might be a bit closer than we expect.