Gabe Newell Says “Valve’s Going to Start Shipping Games Again”

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So ... Half-life 3 confirmed? Of course not! During a presentation at Valve’s offices for their upcoming game Artifact, a Dota 2 themed card game, Gabe Newell said this:

“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.”

Note the plural. New gameS. Previously, Newell has mentioned that Valve has plans for 3 VR titles as well as a single player title. So hopefully this means that Valve has plans beyond these games, and that they will start to once again treat us to such titles like Left 4 Dead and Portal.

During the same presentation, he also showed a bit of jealousy towards how Nintendo manage to balance developing hardware with software in mind.

“We’ve always been a little bit jealous of companies like Nintendo. 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. He can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things. And he can make the hardware look as good as possible because he’s designing the software at the same time that’s really going to take advantage of it. So that is something we’ve been jealous of, and that’s something that you’ll see us taking advantage of subsequently.”

What you think of this news? Excited to see Valve work on something other than hardware for once? Or does the lack of Newell’s ability to count to number 3 not give you much faith? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.