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Valve raises interest in Wii U development

Nintendo’s next-generation console is powerful enough for Valve to consider as a platform to release content on, the studio’s co-founder has said.

Speaking at the Games for Change Festival in New York, Newell said, compared to the original Wii, it is “a lot easier to look at Wii U and have it fit within our [game development] framework”.

"Wii U seems to be a lot more powerful than the previous generation," Newell told Joystiq.

"It sort of fits better into the scalability in terms of graphics performance and CPU performance, so I think it’ll be a lot easier for us to fit it into our scalability model."

Develop understands that Nintendo would need to dramatically improve its online services for Valve to seriously consider building games on the platform.

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