A lot of PlayStation 3 owners have had a sour taste in their mouths over the last couple of years when it comes to Valve and who can blame them? After all, they were the victims of one of the worst ports this generation with The Orange Box and Valve’s boss did insult them indirectly at every possible opportunity, however, Valve seems to be looking to right that ship.
Newell & Co. took a huge step forward in June when they announced that Portal 2 would be making its way to the PlayStation 3. In fact, Gabe himself made sure to be the one to announce live on stage at Sony’s E3 Press Conference. Now, this past week at Gamescom, Valve project manager, Erik Johnson, told CVG that the “PS3 is incredibly important to us.” This further solidifies the belief that Valve is wanting to take its partnership with Sony and bring it to the next level.
“PS3 is incredibly important to us,” he said. “We don’t feel that the PS3 users had the Valve experience that we like to deliver.
“So in that case it’s incredibly important to us; we kind of fix everything wrong in the products that we delivered before for the PS3, which we thought were good but weren’t quite the Valve experience.”
One of the ways they plan to solve past issues is through bringing Steamworks to the platform. Erik also touched on this as well.
“We’re looking forward to solving that and having Steam on that platform also is incredibly valuable to us,” he said. “In a lot of ways that is the way we define a customer having a good experience because it’s the way that we keep talking to that customer over time.”
As a PlayStation 3 owner, are you already prepared to forgive Valve and purchase Portal 2 upon release or are you going to sit back and wait until Valve does something over the top in order for you to change your mind about the development studio?