Time to float on the stock market? Is it bob.
Valve has revealed that it has no interest in cashing in on its unique position by going public - because it couldn't handle the interference from shareholders.
"All [companies that float] end up getting their customers changed," Valve's Erik Johnson told the latest issue of PC Gamer.
"Any bad decision I ever see out there is because somebody created this different customer that was whoever funds them, and not the consumer of the product."
Gabe Newell added: "You end up with a totally different set of decisions, and the person who's trying to design the experience is like' Okay, I guess we'll put Christopher Walken in our game."
You can read the full, fascinating interview with Valve on its history in the latest issue of PC Gamer UK - which is with subscribers now and in stores tomorrow.
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