Valve Co-founder: Windows 8 Is A Catastrophe
Even though Valve co-founder, Gabe Newell, have went out in a public interview, he made an exception for AllThingsD, and his statements were at least spectacular.
Newell tried to summarize the evolution that is now happening in the gaming environment and detail his personal view over the future of the pleasant activity called “gaming.”
“I don’t think tongue input will happen, but I do think we will have bands on our wrists, and you’ll be doing something with your hands, which are really expressive,” Newell said. Even though he didn’t want to make guesses based on the development of the future gaming peripherals developed by Valve, the same Gabe Newell haven’t evaded the predictions about the input methods of the future.
Regarding the touch technology, which is extremely trendy at the moment, Newell speculated that it’s just a short-term phenomenon.
Because there are a lot of rumors and speculations roaming around the wen regarding Steam’s transition to Linix, Newell talked about it, too. “I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space. I think we’ll lose some of the top-tier PC/OEMs, who will exit the market. I think margins will be destroyed for a bunch of people. If that’s true, then it will be good to have alternatives to hedge against that eventuality.”
Even though Valave co-founder’s forecasts are equally radical and pessimist, the words of figures like Newell have significantly influenced the domains they activate on. Maybe we should pay attention to what the gaming environment prepares for us. Who knows, maybe Windows 8 is indeed a catastrophe.