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Valve Xbox 360 rumours have burst into roaring digital flames this morning, after Steam users discovered an 'Xbox support' section buried inside the platform's online support forums.

Currently Steamworks - Valve's developer suite with online matchmaking, friends list and cross-platform play support - is only available on PlayStation 3, but the Half-Life house hasn't been shy in stating it'd love to make the move to Xbox.

Valve's Erik Johnson told CVG last year: "We think customers would like [Steam on Xbox 360]. We think, anyway. We'd love to try that."

It's been made clear in the past however, that Valve believes the decision is "not up to us". The studio would like Microsoft to relax its closed regulations on Xbox Live, which don't allow outsiders to put their own content onto the service (so mods, quick patches etc).

Our heads tell us the listing on Steam Support is quite likely an innocent mistake - or in reference to Valve's non-Steam Xbox titles - but it wouldn't be the first time something like this has leaked online.

Isn't there a large Japan-angled trade show happening next week too? In a territory in which Microsoft could do with a big announcement to boost sales? Hmmm...

 

[ Source: SixthAxis ]

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/318291/steams-xbox-support-section-discovered-sparks-valve-360-rumours/



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Surely it will happen before too long?

But I don't think TGS would be the place to do it, I think instead it would be the place to announce Lost Odyssey 2 (nudge nudge)



This has been there for a long time now, it's a support for valve's published games on the xbox (L4D series, portal, orange box)

Saw it ages ago, but there was no PS3 section back then.



bboynatural said:
This has been there for a long time now, it's a support for valve's published games on the xbox (L4D series, portal, orange box)

Saw it ages ago, but there was no PS3 section back then.

/thread

CVG with wishful thinking again



I hope it never happens. I have no interest in cross platform play over xbox and if I wanted steam I'd get on steam.



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That is for their Xbox games , Portal and L4D, they had that when they launched the orange box i think.

Edit: i have to learn to scroll down more often before i post a comment.



wilco said:
I hope it never happens. I have no interest in cross platform play over xbox and if I wanted steam I'd get on steam.


What about being able to play PS3 versus Xbox via Steam?



once why hope it never happens.... it's like if you don't like movie say I hope they'll never have netflix online.... if you don't have an interest don't use it..... but more option is always better for everybody



Munkeh111 said:
wilco said:
I hope it never happens. I have no interest in cross platform play over xbox and if I wanted steam I'd get on steam.


What about being able to play PS3 versus Xbox via Steam?

That would be killer. 

But aren't you taking it a step too far?



Actually, it's more likely this has to do with support for 360 gamepads with Steam games and support for GFWL games since they've moved over to Xbox.com.

If you search for Xbox related news articles through Steam, they're all related to one of those two subjects.

Honestly, I'm surprised CVG put so little effort into researching this article before posting.