Alan Smithee

PS3 Owners, NO VALVE FOR YOU!

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Guys, I love the PS3 as much as the next guy, but after reading an interview over at CVG, I think it’s safe to say that Valve is effectively done working on that platform. Doug Lombardi stated in the interview:

“Until we have the ability to get a PS3 team together, until we find the people who want to come to Valve or who are at Valve who want to work on that, I don’t really see us moving to that platform.”

If you remember, any Valve game that has come out on the PS2 or PS3 was actually done by an outside company and not Valve themselves. For example, The Orange Box was ported to the PlayStation 3 by EA. He continues:

“We’ve kind of learned a lesson in that again, if we were customers of that product on PlayStation, we’d feel like we sort of got the stepchild version of the product while the guys on the PC and the 360 got the sweet version of it.”

Well if you read the other bits in the interview, you’ll learn that he’s talking about the disparity between the scores of The Orange Box on Metacritic. The game received a aggregate score of 96 on both the PC and 360 and only got a 89 on the PS3 port. That’s still a respectable score, but not quite in the same ballpark as the near-perfect versions on the PS3.

Guess you guys hoping for a PS3 port of Left 4 Dead will just have to suck it up and get a PC or 360, sorry!

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