NEWS - Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Valve Would "Love" to Put Steamworks on Xbox 360
Valve is keen on open platforms, and has thrown its support behind the PlayStation 3 for allowing them to use Steamworks to update games. CVG reports that the company would like to offer the service on Xbox 360 as well, but Microsofts restrictions stand in the way. "We think customers would like [Steam on Xbox 360]," said Valves Erik Johnson. "We think, anyway. Wed love to try that."
Unfortunately, its not Valves call. Microsoft regulates the Xbox Live service, only allowing patches to go live after approval and certification. Thats why Valve chose the PlayStation 3 to receive Steamworks for Portal 2. In doing so, Valve boss Gabe Newell called the PS3 version the "best version on any console." The company sometimes has a tendency to relax its policies to keep up with competition, so well see if they do so for Valve.