Gabe Newell has hinted at the possibility of Valve games appearing on the Wii U, saying ” Wii U seems to be a lot more powerful than the previous generation”.
Speaking at the Games for Change Festival in New York, Valve boss Gabe Newell hinted that his company were interesting in bringing something to the Wii U.
When questioned about the relationship between Valve and Wii U by Joystiq, he said: “”Wii U seems to be a lot more powerful than the previous generation… It sort of fits better into the scalability in terms of graphics performance and CPU performance, so I think it’ll be a lot easier for us to fit it into our scalability model.”
Valve has released games on console before, The Orange Box and Portal 2, but Valve has always been seen as primarily a PC company. This could change, as Newell said: “We’ve always loved Nintendo” and that now Nintendo’s new console is HD and packing some power “it’s a lot easier to look at Wii U and have it fit within that framework”.
The possibility of a Valve game coming to Wii U gives me a lot more reason to get excited about the console I have previously doubted, but it sounds like Newell is talking about a port rather than anything exclusive which does dampens the excitement. And who knows, by the time Wii U is released Episode 3 might actually be ready as well. We can only dream.