During a presentation at Valve’s Washington offices, Valve founder Gabe Newell promised the world that Valve is going to start making games again.
When talking about Valve’s investment in hardware, Newell mentioned that he’s always been “a little jealous” of Nintendo, and proceeded to explain how Miyamoto is always think about future versions of Zelda or Mario and how Miyamoto conceptualizes new hardware.
Check out Newell’s full comments below.
We’ve always been a little bit jealous of companies like Nintendo. When Miyamoto is sitting down and thinking about the next version of Zelda or Mario, he’s thinking what is the controller going to look like, what sort of graphics and other capabilities. He can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things. And he can make the hardware look as good as possible because he’s designing the software at the same time that’s really going to take advantage of it. So that is something we’ve been jealous of, and that’s something that you’ll see us taking advantage of subsequently.