The last time Edge visited Valve, way back in 2013’s issue 250, we asked CEO and co-founder Gabe Newell an awkward question: should we even see Valve as a videogame developer anymore? At the time the company’s focus was on the colossally successful PC storefront, Steam; on the idea of players as creators through Steam Workshop; and on its first tentative steps into hardware with the (ill-fated) Steam Machines venture. In our latest issue, Edge 344, we go back to Valve HQ for a rare trip inside this most elusive of game companies. We do not need to ask the same question again. Half-Life is back, after all.
Edge magazine goes inside Valve Software for an exclusive 34-page feature covering Half-Life: Alyx, Steam, and more
Edge magazine sits down with industry legend Gabe Newell to talk single-player games, Steam, and the future of the industry