The PlayStation 3 is "incredibly important" to Valve, says project manager Erik Johnson, because the developer feels it's mistreated PS3 users in the past.
Speaking at Gamescom, Johnson told CVG that Valve's looking to right all the wrongs PS3 users suffered in the PS3 version of Orange Box, which was plagued by a lower frame rate and no DLC to speak of, to name a few niggles.
"PS3 is incredibly important to us," he said. "We don't feel that the PS3 users had the Valve experience that we like to deliver.
"So it that case it's incredibly important to us; we kind of fix everything wrong in the products that we delivered before for the PS3, which we thought were good but weren't quite the Valve experience."
According to Erik, bringing Steamworks to Sony's platform is a big part of solving the problems Orange Box PS3 suffered.
"We're looking forward to solving that and having Steam on that platform also is incredibly valuable to us," he said.
"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."
In the same interview Erik revealed that Valve already has a number of PS3 veterans working on the platform.