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Gabe Newell Talks Half Life

Valve cofounder Gabe Newell has explained why the Seattle studio opted to invest in multiplayer titles rather than 'churn out' Half Life sequel after Half Life sequel.

"When we started out we were a single-player video game company that could have been really successful just doing Half-Life sequel after Half-Life sequel," Newell told The Washington Post.

"But we collectively said let's try to make multi-player games even though there's never been a commercial successful multi-player game."

And today, thanks to the 'commercial success' of games like Dota 2, Team Fortress, Counter-Strike and Left 4 Dead, the online platform now supports over 65 million users.

"In retrospect, it was a great idea, right?" added Newell.

The rest of the interview addresses Valve's unique organizational structure, where there are no official titles or positions, and offers little on a possible Half Life 3 other than that it remains officially unannounced.

Check out the full interview here.

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