The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing - Jeane Baptiste Colbert
GAMES DEVELOPER Valve has said it is aware of its fans frustrations waiting for new titles such as Half-Life 3.
The firm has said it doesn't want to get its fans hyped up for a game only to disappoint them, so it is keeping quiet about big upcoming titles like Half-Life 3 and Left 4 Dead 3. One of Valve's top executives spoke to The Penny Arcade on the subject.
Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director of Valve said, "We're acutely aware of how much we annoy our fans and it's pretty frustrating to us when we put them into that situation."
He said that part of the reason the firm has avoided talking about future plans is because of mishaps in the past. Newell said, "When we've done that in the past, you know, with Half-Life 1, it was a year after we originally said it would be."
"We're trying to be careful not to get people too excited and then have to go and disappoint them. So we're sort of reacting in the other direction and saying, 'okay, well let's have things a little more baked before we start getting people all excited about it.'" he added.
Fans have been petitioning for the next installment of the Half-Life series, but hopefully the wait will be worth it. Newell said, "We try to go as fast as we can and we try to pick the things that we think are going to be most valuable to our customers." µ
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