Newell: Valve interested in Wii U, “We’ve always loved Nintendo”

During a keynote speech at New York’s Games for Change Festival, Gabe Newell, head and co-founder of Valve, has touched on the company’s interest in developing for Nintendo’s forthcoming Wii U – although the company has never previously released a title on a Nintendo platform.

“Wii U seems to be a lot more powerful than the previous generation,” Newell explained. “It sort of fits better into the scalability in terms of graphics performance and CPU performance, so I think it’ll be a lot easier for us to fit it into our scalability model.”

Whilst Valve hasn’t released a title on a Nintendo platform, Newell stated “We’ve always loved Nintendo.” He was keen to explain that Valve has slowly transitioned itself from the PC to console counterparts – originally moving to the Xbox 360, and more recently the PlayStation 3.

It would seem that Nintendo may be next, with Newell remarking “Now it’s a lot easier to look at Wii U and have it fit within that framework.”

[Thanks, Joystiq]

Alex Seedhouse
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