Speaking to Game Informer, Valve boss Gabe Newel said the PS3 was a “total disaster”, and went as far as suggesting that Sony cancel the console.
“The PS3 is a total disaster on so many levels, I think It’s really clear that Sony lost track of what customers and what developers wanted. I’d say, even at this late date, they should just cancel it and do a ‘do over’. Just say, ‘This was a horrible disaster and we’re sorry and we’re going to stop selling this and stop trying to convince people to develop for it.’”
It’s known that the PS3 is very challenging for a developers, at least compared to the Xbox 360 and Wii. Newel praised the Wii in the interview as well, predicting that it will outsell the Xbox 360 in 2007.
“The happy story is the Wii. I’m betting that by Christmas of next year, the Wii has a larger installed base than the 360. Other people think I’m crazy. I really like everything that Nintendo is doing.”
Despite dissing the PS3, apparently Sony still “convinced” Valve to develop for the PS3, as Half Life 2: Orange in still scheduled for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.