Gabe Newell was recently interviewed by Eurogamer.net and on this occasion he revealed that Valve is now working on three games for the VR. Both console makers have also invested in a few free-to-play exclusives in recent years: big and Happy Wars on the Xbox One and Planetside 2 and Let It Die on the PS4, to name some examples.
Gabe Newell welcomes the crowd at The International in 2016.
The small form factor of the new controllers are a drastic change from what consumers are now using, offering something that bears the appearance of an ergonomic Wii Nunchuk rather than a wand.
A handy tool that according to Gabe, has been in famed Nintendo designer Miyamoto's arsenal for many years now.
This news is sure to spark more theories on the eventual release of Half-Life 3, regardless of how realistic those hopes might be. This also applies to the new Lighthouse sensors that Newell would pass around the room. "We think it will even track a little better and have a better field of view".
"It feels like we've been stuck with mouse and keyboard for a really long time and that the opportunities to build much more interesting kinds of experiences for gamers were there, we just need to sort of expand what we can do", Valve's CEO said.
The executive also stated that Valve now has three VR games in development. However, Newell stated that his company was aiming to provide better experiences for consumers.
Valve is heavily invested in VR, having created the Vive platform along with manufacturer HTC.
We've now begun seeing a transition toward a second generation of VR software.
What Newell means by this is how value creates more content. Look at how Call of Duty's success kicked off a wave of modern military shooters, or how GTA made everyone want an open-world sandbox game.
While there are plenty of VR headsets on the market today, it still seems like there is a lack of game. Since it wasn't mentioned that the title was on VR, it's safe to assume that it would be a standard PC game. Lastly, Brown shared that Climbey and Onward are two of his favorites. Valve says it will not be adding to The Lab, and does not see it as an ongoing project.
This concludes part 3 of our Valve Interview Roundtable series. It sounds like Valve's trying to work on that now.