Random History – Valve Tried to Work with Nintendo

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Gabe Newell, currently the president of Valve, and Nintendo seemingly had talked about a joint project “that ended up not happening,” according to Grey Newell, Gabe’s son. The story goes that about seven years ago, a family vacation to Japan was also used for Gabe to meet with Nintendo higher-ups to discuss a collaboration. The trip was during the Wii era, but it is unclear about what console the now-scrapped project would’ve released for.

Gabe has gone on the record praising the Wii U as well. Back in 2011, in an interview with Joystiq, he stated that,

“[The] Wii U seems to be a lot more powerful than the previous generation. It sort of fits better into the scalability in terms of graphics performance and CPU performance, so I think it’ll be a lot easier for us to fit it into our scalability model.”

Take all of this with a grain of salt, though, as his comments were made via a livestream on ValveNewsNetwork. Nonetheless, it is interesting to think that Valve, a company that has never released a game on a Nintendo device, could still be interested in making games with Nintendo in mind moving forward.

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