Good evening dear Game Legends readers! In recent hours we learned the news that the boss of Valve Corporation , Gabe Newell , would have explained in an email in response to a Reddit user (such elpollodiablo187 ) his personal opinion about the exclusivity for VR content. Newell dwelt in particular on the lack of exclusive VR titles for the HTC Vive viewer .
These are the words of Newell:
“We don’t think exclusives are a good idea for users or developers, we have to consider the risk factor. There are different forms of risk: financial risk, risky design, risky maturity, organizational risk, IP risk, etc. A lot of interesting work in VR is done by new developers. We at Valve are in a much better position to absorb the financial risk than a new VR developer, so we’re happy to help the studios by offering development funds without any special conditions. So that they can also develop for Rift, PlayStation VR or whatever their reference platform. Our hope is that by offering funds to developers, they are less inclined to enter into exclusivity agreements ”.
What do you think of the statements made by Mastro Gaben? Will the lack of exclusives negatively affect the sales of the HTC Vive headset? Let us know by commenting, if you want, the news!