Valve says Wii U 'fits better' with its tech

Portal 2 maker says HD graphics capabilities make Nintendo's new console much more appealing.


When the Wii U was announced at the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo earlier this month, it attracted the attention of such developers as Gearbox and id Software. Now, another celebrated US independent developer is expressing its interest in the console, which has drawn attention for its high-definition graphics and LCD-touch-screen-equipped controller.

Valve might be cooking up a Wii U game sometime in the future.
Valve might be cooking up a Wii U game sometime in the future.

"Wii U seems to be a lot more powerful than the previous generation," Valve Corporation president and cofounder Gabe Newell told Joystiq. "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... Now it's a lot easier to look at Wii U and have it fit within that framework."

Newell's comments came shortly after he gave a keynote speech at the Games for Change Festival. There, he also announced that Portal 2 has already shipped 3 million units just over a month after its mid-May launch. According to the gaming blog, the executive also used his presentation to discuss the difference--or lack thereof--between educational games and regular games. The event was also the site of a keynote address from former Vice President Al Gore.

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