It's been about five years since Valve stopped shipping games, the last one being DOTA 2 in 2013! But all that is about to change! Gabe Newell, the founder of the company said that they are going to start shipping games again soon. This statement was made during a recent conference where Valve were talking about Artifact, a new DOTA 2 themed card game that was announced last year. However, Gabe Newell made it clear that this game was not the only game up Valves sleeve!
During the conference, Newell said:
We've always been a little bit jealous of companies like Nintendo. When Miyamoto is sitting down and thinking about the next version of Zelda or Mario, he's thinking what is the controller going to look like, what sort of graphics and other capabilities. He can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things. And he can make the hardware look as good as possible because he's designing the software at the same time that's really going to take advantage of it. So that is something we've been jealous of, and that's something that you'll see us taking advantage of subsequently.
It seems that Valve are taking a leaf out of console gaming and thus implementing into PC gaming. This is a very wise move and although we don't know exactly what they have planned for the future, it's safe to say it's something big.