Valve to make a Wii kids game?

Posted on Saturday, May 10 2008 @ 13:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
CVG heard from Valve's Doug Lombardi that the game developer is interested in making a Wii game for kids and perhaps even a MMO:
"There's a lot of people at Valve who are parents and would love to make a game for kids," Valve's Doug Lombardi told us recently.

"We all play the Wii a lot and we think that the proper way for Valve to approach the Wii would be to make something cool designed specifically for it." he added, when quizzed on the possibility of Valve venturing away from its usual FPS scene.

"I mean, I'm not making any announcements", he continued, "but there's a lot of desire internally to do something for kids, do something on the Wii."

Valve has also taken a shine to the MMO scene: "Gabe (Valve co-founder, Gabe Newell) is a huge fan of MMO RPGs and he's always wanted to make one," Lombardi said.

"But that's a big risk to venture out on," he points out, so we wouldn't hold our breath on that one.

"I think at some point you'll see us move a little further out of our comfort zone than Portal was, but it's not going to be this year or next." Surprised? Nah, Valve's got enough to be getting on with.

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