Gabe Newell refuses to reveal Steam console plans to New Zealand excessive schoolers
Valve boss Gabe Newell has been residing in New Zealand for greater than a yr now, and I am beginning to suppose that perhaps he is losing interest. A couple of months in the past he went on NZ tv to speak about mind interfaces that would create video games “superior” to actuality, and extra just lately he trucked off to an Auckland highschool for a Q&A session, the place he teased the potential of Valve bringing Steam video games to consoles.
“Will Steam be placing any video games on console, or will it simply keep on PC?” a scholar requested in the course of the Q&A session.
“You’ll get a greater thought of that by the tip of this yr,” Newell replied. The reply introduced a wave of “ooooh” and a few laughter from the viewers, which led Newell so as to add, “And it will not be the reply you’ll count on.”
It isn’t a really informative reply to say the least. The tip of the yr may arrive with completely no motion towards bringing Steam video games to consoles after which, as promised, we might have a greater thought: The reply is “no.” I am additionally unsure what Newell thinks we’re anticipating, particularly now that he is fired off this indirect tease. Possibly now we’re leaning towards sure? Which might imply that the precise reply is, as beforehand anticipated, “no.” It is all very complicated.
To me, although probably the most attention-grabbing factor right here is not the tease itself however that Newell determined to put all of it out not at a giant commerce present or in a promotional livestream, however in a highschool fitness center—particularly, Sancta Maria Faculty. And he did not even put socks on! All the youngsters on the college should put on jackets and ties to class, and Newell reveals up trying like he wakened on the seaside three minutes in the past.
As for Newell’s tease, if Valve is certainly planning some motion on the console entrance, it might be absolutely anything: Possibly it may port Half-Life: Alyx to PSVR, perhaps Half-Life 3 goes to be a timed unique on the Xbox Sequence X, or perhaps Valve needs to take one other crack at a platform of its personal— Steam Machines Redux, maybe. Or perhaps it is one thing else fully, like an Orange Field re-release, which might really make some sense, now that I give it some thought.
To be honest to Newell, the unique query wasn’t very clear both. It is potential the scholar might have combined up Steam with Valve, and he actually simply needs to know if he’ll ever be capable to play Dota on his PS5. No matter’s occurring, we’ll apparently discover out (or not) throughout the subsequent six months or so.
In accordance with redditor Odysseic, who recorded Newell’s look (and apologized for the dangerous audio), Newell additionally mentioned that CS:GO shall be getting new anti-cheat updates, and extra updates are coming to Crew Fortress 2 as properly. You possibly can watch the entire thing on YouTube: Half 1, Half 2, Half 3, and Half 4.