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Wii U power has Valve interested - Gabe Newell

Nintendo's new console "easier to fit it into our scalability model," says Valve boss

Wii U could be the first Nintendo console to finally receive a game from renowned PC developer and Portal 2/Half-Life creators, Valve.

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Speaking at the Games for Learning Institute's Games for Change conference in New York today, Valve boss man Gabe Newell spoke encouragingly of the prospect of Valve support for Nintendo's new console.

"Wii U seems to be a lot more powerful than the previous generation," he said, adding, "It sort of fits better into the scalability in terms of graphics performance and CPU performance, so I think it'll be a lot easier for us to fit it into our scalability model."

He went on to note Valve's gradual adoption of console formats, traditionally being a PC-only studio before opening up to Xbox 360 with Orange Box and more recently PS3 with Portal 2. "We've always loved Nintendo," said Gabe, but with the vast performance gap between the HD machines and the current Wii, it's easy to see why Valve has avoided trying to shove its high-end games onto the Nintendo platform.

"Now it's a lot easier to look at Wii U and have it fit within that framework," said Gabe, giving loyal Nintendo fans who've missed out on some of the greatest first-person shooters of all time a ray of hope for the future.

Newell also casually announced today that Portal 2 has sold 3 million copies since its March launch.

[ SOURCE: Joystiq ]

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