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Valve confirms no Team Fortress 2 updates for PS3

24 September 2008

In an interview with 1UP, Valve Corporation co-founder Gabe Newell and Marketing Director Doug Lombardi have confirmed that free Team Fortress 2 updates offered to Xbox 360 and PC owners will not make the jump to PlayStation 3.

When asked whether EA would support the transplanting of content to the PS3 version, Newell responded: "They're not doing ongoing development on The Orange Box for the PS3." Lombardi went on to state: "We don't have PlayStation developers."

Somewhat encouragingly, the decision appears to owe more to scarce resources than Valve's tempestuous relationship with Sony's machine. Newell's comments with regard to the still-hypothetical PS3 version of Left 4 Dead are revealing.

Valve is an undersized company, with around 160 people on its books last time we checked (to put that figure in context, Rockstar Games employs 180 people at its San Diego studio alone). Given such scant means, it's hardly surprising that the developer has left one of the high definition consoles in the lurch.

Let's hope EA's push for a PS3 Left 4 Dead is successful.


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