Legendary video game creator Gabe Newell recently made an appearance at a public school in Auckland, New Zealand, and answered a number of questions related to video games.
In response to a question asking if Valve would consider bringing games to the current-generation consoles, he said fans could perhaps get an update by the end of 2021. Here's his full but brief response via Reddit:
“You will get a better idea of that by the end of this year.”
The last games Valve released on consoles was back during the Xbox 360 generation - including titles like Left 4 Dead, Portal, Counter-Strike: Global Offence and The Orange Box.
If Valve was to bring some of its games to consoles, there's a good chance they would be released on the Xbox Series X|S - with Newell recently admitting he prefers the Xbox Series X over the PlayStation 5.
In the ongoing Epic v Apple court case, there were also claims that Phil Spencer had been meeting with Gabe Newell from time to time. Presumably, this was prior to Newell's relocation to New Zealand.
Would you like to see Valve bring some more games to console? Tell us below - in the meantime, if you're in need of a quick fix, you can always play something like The Orange Box via backwards compatiblity.