It’s no secret Valve doesn’t develop for PlayStation 3, outside of the Orange Box of course.
Speaking with industry site Computer And Video Games, Valve said it didn’t put its “best foot forward” with the aforesaid game and is actively seeking to “get better” working with the system.
The Xbox 360 version of the Orange Box was very well received but the PS3 iteration, outsourced by Valve to Electronic Arts for development, was plagued with issue after issue.
Valve wants to make good though and Left 4 Dead writer Chet Faliszek says the studio won’t develop for the system until the team is ready to put out the best product.
“We thought that the Orange Box didn’t put our best foot forward with the PS3 community. We don’t want to do something like that again on the PS3. We want to give PS3 owners the best possible experience.
“Some of that will come from us learning and getting better. Before we can go onto the PS3 again, we want to make sure we’re better at developing for it.”
This news comes following Valve’s statement last week of its intent to develop for the system “down the road.”
Nothing too confrontational or controversial here. Glad to hear Valve won’t do PS3 until it can do it right.