Valve’s Gabe Newell bashes the PS3
Valve’s Gabe Newell bashes the PS3:
Edge: A while ago you said that you thought Sony should do a ‘do-over’ with PS3. Do you still think that?
GN: Absolutely. I think [PS3 is] a waste of everybodyâ€™s time. Investing in the Cell, investing in the SPE gives you no long-term benefits. Thereâ€™s nothing there that youâ€™re going to apply to anything else. Youâ€™re not going to gain anything except a hatred of the architecture theyâ€™ve created. I donâ€™t think theyâ€™re going to make money off their box. I donâ€™t think itâ€™s a good solution
There is a very valid, logical piece to his statement. He could have just said,
We prefer to keep our main development teams focused on more standardized technologies and use specialized contractors to handle porting to proprietary architectures such as the PS3.
However, his statement was phrased in a highly emotional, negative, and political way.
On the bright side, I’ve noticed much less of this attitude towards the PS3 recently. Last year, this kind of attitude towards the PS3 was the norm, while today, it seems people are less tolerant of this type of blatantly negative and political attitudes.
So, does this affect anyone’s attitude towards the upcoming Half-Life title for the PS3?