Gabe Newell confirms Valve is building three full VR games

Gabe Newell was recently interviewed by Eurogamer.net and on this occasion he revealed that Valve is currently working on three games for the VR. In addition, he explained the reasons for which the company is not particularly attracted to the console market.


Valve founder Gabe Newell has announced that the company is currently working on three virtual reality games. Games which are to be understood, precisely as games, not as tech demo, at least according to Newell.

Regarding the VR, Newell expresses with these words: “Right now we’re building three VR games. When I say we’re building three games, we’re building three full games, not experiments.”

“VR is not going to be a success at all if people are just taking existing content and putting it into a VR space. One of the first things we did is we got Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress running in VR, and it was kind of a novelty. That was purely a developer milestone, but there was absolutely nothing compelling about it, the same way nobody’s going to buy a VR system so they can watch movies.”

We’re also comfortable with the idea that it may turn out to be a complete failure, simply because if you’re not trying to do things that might fail, you’re not actually probably trying to do anything very interesting at all.”

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