Gabe Newell gave a presentation at the Valve offices about their upcoming game Artifact - The Dota Card Game. The big news isn't that Artifact is coming but that it seems Valve is focusing more on shipping games.

"Artifact is the first of several games that are going to be coming from us. So that's sort of good news. Hooray! Valve's going to start shipping games again."

It seems Valve has been focused on hardware in Steam VR, the Steam Controller and Steam itself which has taken focus away from making games which seems to now be coming back.

"The positive thing about the Vive is, in addition to making sure that nobody created an iOS closed platform for it, was also that it gave us the opportunity to develop our in-house expertise in hardware design. Five years ago, we didn't have electrical engineers and people who know how to do robots. Now there's pretty much no project in the hardware space that we wouldn't be comfortable taking on. We can design chips if we need to, we can do industrial design, and so on. So that added to that."

"We've always been a little bit jealous of companies like Nintendo," Newell said. "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."

Seems like Valve is setup to drop a few games and i'm really interested to see what they come up with. Not too interested in VR games but if they are great, who knows?

https://www.pcgamer.com/gabe-newell-hooray-valves-going-to-start-shipping-games-again/

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/09/2018 at 04:11am

HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Member wrote on 03/09/2018 at 05:20pm

The artifact video was terrible.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/09/2018 at 06:54pm

0/10 nothing showed.

It was a teaser though. I don't think they've released much else beyond it.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Member wrote on 03/09/2018 at 06:55pm

I am tired of teasers that don't show anything.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/10/2018 at 12:32am

Hahahaha, yeah. That's maybe annoying. I'm tired of the fact my car doesn't yet fly.

WHY HONDA WHY IT'S WELL BEYOND WHAT BACK THE THE FUTURE 2 PROMISED US!

So jaded.... so angry.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/13/2018 at 03:08am

Updated the post embed to a recording of the talk Gabe gave about Artifact. Apparently it won't be free to play and you can sell your cards on the marketplace. Interesting stuff and he said the game would be out this year.

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