The last 2020 Months will ask gamers a difficult question: Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5? Both Microsoft and Sony are releasing a new generation of consoles ahead of the holiday shopping season. Gabe Newell, founder of Half-Life developer Valve, has already made his choice: Microsoft’s Xbox X Series.
After the appearance of the New Zealand talk show The Project, Newello’s host asked which panel would be better. “Xbox,” he told a member of the audience. Asked if this preference was due to his year at Microsoft, he added: “I am not in that race. We do most of our improvement on personal computers, but of the two, I’m sure to go with the Xbox. . ”
Newel has been a Microsoft developer for more than a decade, during which time he worked on the very first Windows operating system. He was one of Microsoft’s most famous millionaires – in the 1970s and 1980s, people who made millions of dollars in consumer technology were innovative enough to make such a moniker, and used that money to find Valve together. . In addition to creating a hidden Half-Life franchise that saw a rare new release of Alyx back in March, Valve also created Steam, which turned Newell into a billionaire.
Newell has often spoken of his desire to create games for consoles (rather than personal computers), but has been particularly hostile to Sony consoles in the past. Criticizing the design architecture of the PlayStation 3 in 2007, he called for a “waste of time” platform.
Newell was involved in The Project to promote a festival that goes bankrupt in New Zealand. He explained that he was on holiday with his family in the country when the coronavirus blockages came into force in March, and then they decided to stay in that country rather than return to the US. “Let’s have a big party – it’s a way to say thank you for the hospitality and generosity we’ve received.”