Valve Likes What It Sees In Nintendo's Wii U

Could Valve's future games finally come to a Nintendo platform? Thanks to the Wii U, a system that appears at least as powerful as an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, it sounds like that's a very real possibility.

Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of the studio that makes Team Fortress, Half-Life, Portal and Left 4 Dead games, tells Joystiq that Nintendo's Wii successor "seems to be a lot more powerful than the previous generation", adding that it fits very well with Valve's own "scalability model". Newell offered his opinion of the Wii U after his talk at the Games For Change gathering.

Presumably, that means more than just the console's ability to render hats, which we've seen proof of in New Super Mario Bros Mii.

That's potentially very good news for Valve fans looking forward to playing games on the Wii U and its unique video-streaming touchscreen controller. Personally, I'm super excited to see what it'll be like to wait for Half-Life 2: Episode Three on the Wii U.

Valve interested in Wii U; 'It fits better into our scalability model,' says Newell [Joystiq]


    Well, I suggest that people consider waiting for reviews of the system (and any of its first game releases) to hit youtube. You can't trust EVERYTHING you READ. Sometimes, you really need to SEE someone give a descent review with actual gameplay being SEEN. From what I saw during E3, the Wii U doesn't APPEAR as special as the media is making it out to be. “...seems to be a lot more powerful than the previous generation” may not necessarily mean "good games." The Wii had its moments, but overall, I was a tad disappointed with the games I've gone through and beaten...the hype over the wii before it hit America was a bit overrated, and I feel the Wii U could follow the same path.

        lol. awesome.

        I think what he's saying is you might what to take it one step further, and make your own mind up and you know, play it first.

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