Steam games on consoles? Valve promises new features for this year. Gabe Newell shares that we will have a clearer notion of the company’s plans by the end of the current go-around.
Throughout the last decade, Valve has notably separated itself from video game development. With recent exceptions such as Half-Life: Alyx and Artifact, the company has dedicated the last few years of its work to the maintenance and expansion of Steam, neglecting in the process the creation of its adventures. However, Gabe Newell, president of the company, said earlier this year that they have several games in the pipeline, and we may know more about them by the end of the current 2021.
In this regard, in a Q&A session held at a public school in New Zealand, Newell invited us to wait until later this year for information about his current plans. Specifically, when asked if Steam will publish any of its games on consoles or if they will only come to PC, the executive replied that we will have a more precise idea about this later this year, which could also indicate that the platform’s exclusives will transcend PC.
Of course, the inferences are multiple and, due to the lack of precision in Newell’s commentary, it is difficult to bet on a certain outcome. The possibilities range from the arrival of new Valve games on Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo to possible ports of existing icons such as Team Fortress 2 or Dota 2, however, because of the ambiguity, we will remain openly vigilant to find out what the company plans for the future.