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Valve's Newell says Steam games could be coming to console

Valve's Newell says Steam games could be coming to console

The co-founder and head of PC giant Valve, Gabe Newell, has teased Steam games coming to consoles.

In a now-deleted post on Reddit – as spotted by VGC – the exec recently was a guest speaker at New Zealand's Sancta Maria College and was asked whether titles from Steam could be coming to other platforms.

“You will get a better idea of that by the end of this year,” Newell said in response, adding: "and it won’t be the answer you expect.”

As for what this means in reality, there's little further information. Newell might be referring to Valve bringing some of its portfolio to consoles – such as VR hit Half-Life: Alyx – or it could mean the Steam catalogue could be available on PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo systems in some form or another.

Valve has been bolstering its cloud offerings, so that's definitely a means by which PC titles could be made available on other platforms.

The Epic v Apple legal drama has disclosed the fact that Newell and Xbox boss Phil Spencer have been meeting on occasion, which could point towards some kind of a relationship and deal with Microsoft.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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