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Valve had submarine game plans, studio 'could end up revisiting'
Posted: 23.02.2011 13:46 by Simon Priest Comments: 5
Before Half-Life cemented PC developer Valve in most gamers' hearts forever, Gabe Newell reveals they had plans to release a submarine title.

The boss says that no idea 'ever really dies' at Valve, it's more a question of "how long until we get around" to it. It's their "furthest back" unshipped project.

"Well a lot of the ideas for Prospero have sort of influenced our other games subsequently," said Newell, referring to the Prospero sci-fi project they had but never released. Half-Life instead took its spot for the studio and took us gamers by storm.

"So, you know, whether or not we actually go back and do that specific game I don't know, it actually has a lot of appeal to us, we're all sort of fond of it."

"Nothing every really dies here, it's just a question how long until we get around to doing it. We just have so many opportunities to do so many different things. I mean I even get emailed from people saying 'What about Ricochet 2?', which is kind of astonishing."

"We actually have twenty six people whose first Valve game they every bought was Ricochet on Steam, so like I said nothing ever appears to ever really die, you just haven't gotten around to doing it yet. I'd put Propsero into the camp," continued Newell.

Here comes the submarine: "And even further back than Propsero, the other game that Mike and I were talking about before we'd even had anybody other than us working on it was a submarine game." That's Mike Harrington he's talking about.

"Mike was absolutely certain there was an opportunity to create fantastic underwater visuals and gameplay, so if people want to know the even furthest back thing we have haven't gotten around to shipping yet it would have to be the unnamed submarine game." These juicy back-project revelations came from the latest Steamcast.
Source: CVG
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Comments

By neilmike (SI Core) on Feb 23, 2011
neilmike
yeah! go on valve start Publishing more games since you have made tons of cash...££££££££££
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 23, 2011
herodotus
With Sonalysts not having anything in development (the premier modern submarine simulation Dev) and Ubisoft sliding into the murky depths with the horrid "Silent Hunter 5" I'd welcome a new take on the genre.
Get to work, Gabe!!!
By neilmike (SI Core) on Feb 27, 2011
neilmike
Gabe Newell needs start going on a diet 'cos he's seem so fat...lol

FUCK more i can assure you'll lose a few stones !!
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Feb 24, 2011
PowerJack
What i got out of this topic was that they are out of ideas
By neilmike (SI Core) on Feb 25, 2011
neilmike
okay i apologises for recent comments...