||Q&A With Valve Software
2/29/2000 11:30 PST | AutoMag
Avault has posted a Q&A session they recently had with Valve Software's head honcho, Gabe Newell. The discussion centered on their technology plans, after the recent announcement that they had hired Mike Dussault, the former lead programmer on the LithTech engine. Here's a bit of it:
Valve has been bringing on some considerable talent in the 3D programming arena, including hiring Mike Dussault, lead LithTech 2.0 programmer. Is this an indication that the company is preparing its own technology, or is it enhancing other technologies for its games?
We are investing a lot in technology, but our strategy is not changing. We are still deciding what we want to achieve in our future games, determining if it stands to reason to license or develop the technology, and going from there. In terms of people, we are always going to try to convince the best people in the industry that Valve is a good place for them to be for the long haul.