Valve reluctant to develop for the â??complicatedâ?? PS3

Valve reluctant to develop for the â??complicatedâ?? PS3

By Rob Crossley

June 10th 2009 at 9:47AM

Indie giant states that the PC and Xbox 360 â??are just more straightforwardâ??

Washington-based independent Valve has said it is reluctant to develop PS3 games due to the system’s complex hardware design.

Left 4 Dead 2 project lead Tom Leonard stated that Microsoft’s Windows and 360 platforms remain more inviting for the studio to work on.

“The PC and the 360 are just more straightforward,” he said, speaking to news site Loot-Ninja. “We can focus on what we want to do, which is make game experiences, instead of sweating bullets over obscure architectural decisions they make with [Sony’s] platform.”

Leonard has previously worked on Valve’s acclaimed title The Orange Box, a game which saw international release across PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. Left 4 Dead 2, however, is not at this stage being developed for Sony’s home platform.

Leonard said that, as a developer, he didn’t enter the business “because of some technical fetish”, but instead to offer up experiences that others would enjoy.

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