Valve wants PS3 to be more like a Mac

Valve has earned itself a reputation among more devout Sony fans as a dyed-in-the-wool villain. The developer/publisher is despised for not putting its games on the PlayStation 3, a sore point that only got more sore once Steam came to Mac. Valve’s answer for these angered PS3 fans? The PS3 should be more like an Apple product and less like a Gamecube.

“Platform investments like the Mac are difficult because you have to be aware of what direction that platform is moving,” says Gabe Newell, explaining the difficulty in supporting a format. “We need to target platforms that do a better job of looking like where we want to be in a few years. We would love to see the PS3 be more open like a Mac than more closed like a Gamecube.

“It makes it easier to justify those investments if that were the case.”

Valve blows hot and cold with the PS3 all the time, and so far only The Orange Box has ever made its way to Sony’s system. Hopefully Valve can support the PS3 properly in time, although until that day, feel free to keep saying how crap Valve’s games are only to change your mind once Left 4 Dead gets released on Blu-ray. That’s how it works, right?

Valve wants PS3 “open like a Mac,” not “closed like a Gamecube” [ScrawlFX]

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