In a recent interview Valve’s Chet Falisze, a writer for the designers of Half life, The Orange Box and Left-4-dead series, is quoted to have remarked:
“We thought that the Orange Box didn’t put our best foot forward with the PS3 community. We don’t want to do something like that again on the PS3. We want to give PS3 owners the best possible experience.
“Some of that will come from us learning and getting better. Before we can go onto the PS3 again, we want to make sure we’re better at developing for it.”
The PS3 version of The Orange Box – a huge commercial and critical success on Xbox 360 – was criticised by some quarters after Valve outsourced its development to EA.
The game was marked down by reviewers – with frame rate issues becoming a common bugbear.