Gabe Newell really hates the PS3. In a recent interview with Next-Gen
, he blasted Sony's system due to its frustrating architecture
, calling the system "a waste of everybody's time. Investing in the Cell, investing in the SPE gives you no long-term benefits. There's nothing there that you're going to apply to anything else. You're not going to gain anything except a hatred of the architecture they've created."
Because of his distaste for PS3, the critically acclaimed Orange Box
is not being ported to PS3 by Valve. Rather, EA is handling the port and he's confident that "they'll make the PS3 version a good product; EA got the job done in putting a lot of people with PS3 experience on the project." He does note that "it's harder to get it to the same standard as the 360 and PC versions."
Hopefully, EA's treatment of The Orange Box
will be better than the sloppy PS3 version of Madden
, which was slammed by the gaming media for its sluggish framerate