Ywa Posted August 19, 2010 Share Posted August 19, 2010 We had a discussion about this earlier @ IRC. I think that Sony will buy Valve in 2011. Here are the reasons why:Microsoft has GFWL and puts a lot of money into it.Sony has no part in the PC gaming industry yet and they know it still got a future.Valve wants to expand to other platforms (with Steamworks).Clues:Valve announced that Portal 2 on the PS3 will be the best console version.Portal 2 on the PS3 will have exclusive Steamworks-related features on the PS3.Agreement between Valve and EA (current publisher) expires soon (they can renew it though).DC Universe Online is one of the few games from Sony that gets released on both PC and PS3. Release is late 2010 if I'm right.Valve tries to be part on as many platforms as possible.Possible future:Sony buys Valve.Valve remains as a independent studio (that means that they keep making what they want, not what Sony wants).Steam-part of Valve will be transferred to Sony to merge with PSN.Sony can invest a lot in Valve > more & (hopefully) even better games.Discuss. Quote Link to comment
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