Valve Likes What It Sees in Nintendo's Wii US

Could Valve's future games finally come to a Nintendo platform? Thanks to the Wii U, a system that appears at least as powerful as an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, it sounds like that's a very real possibility.

Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of the studio that makes Team Fortress, Half-Life, Portal and Left 4 Dead games, tells Joystiq that Nintendo's Wii successor "seems to be a lot more powerful than the previous generation," adding that it fits very well with Valve's own "scalability model." Newell offered his opinion of the Wii U—and his "love" of Nintendo—after his talk at the Games For Change gathering.

Presumably, that means more than just the console's ability to render hats, which we've seen proof of in New Super Mario Bros. Mii.

That's potentially very good news for Valve fans looking forward to playing games on the Wii U and its unique video-streaming touchscreen controller. Personally, I'm super excited to see what it'll be like to wait for Half-Life 2: Episode Three on the Wii U.

Valve interested in Wii U; 'It fits better into our scalability model,' says Newell [Joystiq]