Earlier this week, it was rumoured that Microsoft is interested in acquiring Electronic Arts or Valve. And while such a scenario seems unlikely, Gabe Newell responded to a fan who emailed him, asking whether the company was being bought by Microsoft. And… well… his answer will not shock you.
As Gabe Newell said, Valve is not being bought by Microsoft.
And that is that. I mean, did you seriously believe that Valve would be bought by Microsoft? Yes, Microsoft has a lot of money to spend but I’m pretty sure that Valve is making a lot of money right now thanks to Steam. Hell, the company does not even have to develop any game right now thanks to its distribution service so there is no sense at all for Microsoft to even attempt to acquire it (unless of course it has plans to merge the Windows Store with Steam).
For what it’s worth, Valve is currently working on Artifact; an upcoming Dota 2-themed card game that is set to release later this year. Artifact will feature lanes, use heroes such as the Bounty Hunter, and have cards like barracks that push creeps down lanes.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”