Valve to develop for 360

Valve, the developer responsible for the hugely successful Half-Life series, has announced that it will be working on projects for Microsoft's Xbox 360.

The news was broken on the developer's Steampowered website where it was also revealed it would be using a customized version of its Source game engine, which was the technology used to create Half-Life 2.

Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve, expressed his excitement in being able to develop for 360: "Whether developing a traditional FPS, RTS or RPG, or delving into new genres, Xbox 360 is a great platform for expanding Source and our game experiences."

While no specific projects have been mentioned, it should be interesting to see if anything is revealed at next month's E3.

April 27, 2006