24 May

Compounding Valve’s recent launch of Mac and company President continuing distaste for the PS3, a recent interview with 5BY5 came with some interesting advice for Sony’s home console. Valve President Gabe Newell recommends the black box be “…more open like a Mac…” rather than what it currently is, which Newell describes as  “…closed like a Gamecube.”

“Platform investments, like the Mac, are difficult because you have to be aware of what direction that platform is moving. We need to target platforms that do a better job of looking like where we want to be in a few years,” said Newell. “We would love to see the PS3 be more open like a Mac than more closed like a Gamecube. It makes it easier to justify those investments if that were the case.”

Solid console advice, or just continuing animosity? Voice your opinion below!

5 thoughts on “Valve: PS3 Should be like Mac”

  1. i’m curious what he means by open like a mac. I don’t know enough about ps3 to understand why it’s consider closed.

  2. It sounds to me like he is just talking more yang at the Sony boys.

    It was a great move to move to mac, but something bad must have happened between Sony and Valve for this kind of public resentment.

  3. LOL! Macs are like the most closed systems ever. You can’t even GET a copy of the Mac OS, you have to buy your mac from mac. All of their hardware on all of their devices use 100% proprietary and immutable(without hacking the device) software… and they highly limit the app stores.

    Not only that, but they won’t even permit flash on their non-computer devices.

    Yet another reason for me to consider valve retarded…

  4. Valve you make great games that I’m sure PS3 only owners would love to play. Get rid of Gabe and the people behind this PS3 boycott thing you’re doing and start thinking with dollar signs in mind. There is no good reason not to go multiplatform at this point. Other developers and publishers are making a great deal of money doing multiplatform development, and everybody loves them for it.

    If the PS3 is closed, what does that make the 360? The console with a monopoly on hard drives, headsets and memory cards? The console that doesn’t feature a web browser, even though it’s made by the company behind the most popular web browser in the world. It doesn’t feature a web browser because that wouldn’t allow Microsoft to control the content you’re accessing. And the PS3 is closed? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

    I love my 360, and I love my PS3. Both have strengths and weaknesses, but if anything the 360 is the more closed platform.

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