Valve has not in any way hesitated about stating its stance on PS3 development in the past. From quotes saying the PS3 architecture is a train wreck to explanations concluding the PS3 is too cumbersome to develop for, Sony’s black box was virtually blacklisted. Valve now seems to be changing its tone a bit during an interview with Edge Online.
Valve’s Chet Faliszek was asked whether any of Valve’s franchises will ever come to the PS3. His response suggested Valve hasn’t started developing yet, but will in the future.
“Before we do anything on the PS3 we need to be able to support it in the right way. But we’ll look at it, and I’m sure down the road we’ll do it.”
We wish we knew exactly what Faliszek meant by supporting the console in the right way. It could mean in terms of quality, control or some sort of monetary compensation Valve won’t work without. A good question to ask would be if gamers would want to play Left4Dead or L4D2 on a PS3 potentially years after releasing on the Xbox 360? We may have to do without those games and wait for Valve’s next big thing – whatever that could be.