Valve: PlayStation 3's Open Platform Better For Customers

By Colin Tan on August 23, 2010, 5:07PM EDT

Just recently Valve Software was seen praising the PlayStation 3, saying that it's "incredibly important" to the company. Half a year ago, words for Sony's platform weren't as nice. Either way, Valve has had a change of heart and are looking to change things by bringing Steamworks to the PS3.

One of the reasons for bringing Steamworks to the PS3 and not any other console is because of how open the platform is, offering both publishers and customers plenty of choices and opportunities.

"Part of the reason the PS3 project is so exciting to us is because fundamentally Sony views the PS3 as a very open platform for developers and that's kind of what we feel like. It is better for developers but more importantly it's better for customers to have as many choices of software to run on whatever device they have," Erik Johnson, project manager over at Valve, said to CVG.

"Having Steam on that platform is incredibly valuable to us. In a lot of ways that is the way we define a customer having a good experience because it's the way that we keep talking to that customer over time."

Source: CVG

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