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Friday, 16 September 2011 09:00

Portables & Phones not on Valve’s radar

Written by David Stellmack
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Not the right fit or space for their engine
It comes as little surprise that Valve is quite content staying in the space they are in, and expansion into portables and phones isn’t something that they are looking to do since Valve’s engine isn’t optimized for that space.

Valve will continue to be all about the PC and console platforms going forward, which isn’t a real surprise. The news from Valve, while expected, seems to go against the grain from what many other developers are doing these days.  Of course, Valve has always been different, but that doesn’t mean that they will not venture into this space in the future.

Read more with Chet Faliszek of Valve here.


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0 #1 youserzero 2011-09-17 02:31
The trash can would be a better fit for their "Source" engine.

I'm done with playing FPS shooters that have invisible hit boxes that rarely line up with the actual player model itself.
 
 
+1 #2 HBeam 2011-09-17 13:39
Valve is planning to grab 16 million Dota community, which is PC only. I won't be surprised if Valve desides to go RTS & RPG stealing marketshare from Blizzard. Console market will die slowly and painfully.
 
 
0 #3 godrilla 2011-09-17 16:27
I think its a bad move, I would have bin all in, make a new engine.
By 2012 to 2013 mobile platform will be capable of running a game like DOTA on the go, just this holiday season the mobile standard for superphones will be raised to a 4.5 inch screen with a 1.5 ghz dualcore with 4g speeds faster than most cable home connections!

Oh well at least give us halflife 3 already.
 
 
0 #4 HBeam 2011-09-18 07:53
Consoles and mobile is all about casual "keep pressing Win button to Win" gaming. Valve's heavily relying on e-sport, sticking to PC is a right choice.
 
 
0 #5 godrilla 2011-09-18 15:31
Quoting HBeam:
Consoles and mobile is all about casual "keep pressing Win button to Win" gaming. Valve's heavily relying on e-sport, sticking to PC is a right choice.

I agree with you on some parts, but i feel that mobile platform will bring in more return on your investment.

look at ID software and Mobile Rage a great return on investment that required minimal resources.

I'm not saying going PC is a bad move, all im saying is neglecting mobile as easy market to make money is a bad move.

Imagine the PC market as a pie with limited population and minimal growth.
you have to share that pie with others, like Blizzard, Ubisoft, Bioware, Funcom, etc etc.. in the mmorpg arena that is.
 
 
0 #6 HBeam 2011-09-19 08:50
Quoting godrilla:
I'm not saying going PC is a bad move, all im saying is neglecting mobile as easy market to make money is a bad move.

Imagine the PC market as a pie with limited population and minimal growth.
you have to share that pie with others, like Blizzard, Ubisoft, Bioware, Funcom, etc etc.. in the mmorpg arena that is.

When a company decides to make money instead of making games, don't expect anything good from them. Especially if they decide to dumb down PC titles so they would fit mobile castrates.
 

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