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Pitchford On Steam

Having already slagged off Fallout 3, Randy Pitchford has turned his attention to Valve’s Steam platform.

The outspoken Gearbox Software supremo told Maximum PC that he believes the industry does not trust Valve.

“It would be much better if Steam was its own business,” he said.

“There’s so much conflict of interest there that it’s horrid. It’s actually really, really dangerous for the rest of the industry to allow Valve to win.

“I love Valve games, and I do business with the company,” he added.“But, I’m just saying, Steam isn’t the answer. Steam helps us as customers, but it’s also a money grab, and Valve is exploiting a lot of people in a way that’s not totally fair. Valve is taking a larger share than it should for the service its providing. It’s exploiting a lot of small guys. For us big guys, we’re going to sell the units and it will be fine.”Gearbox Software’s next title is the upcoming role playing shooter Borderlands. Find out more in our preview.

 



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