Valve "Happy" To Talk Buyouts With EA


Posted August 5, 2008 - By jmanalang

While EA's latest bid to acquire a certain company is taking longer than they expected, at least one prominent developer seems to be willing to take an offer from the third-party mega publisher. Valve VP Doug Lombardi said that he would be "happy to have that conversation" if EA approaches them with an offer.

"We set up the deal so that it turned out that if EA was this evil empire, that it wasn't going to last forever," said Lombardi. Electronic Arts has been dubbed by gamers and publications as the "evil empire' due to the company's tendency to buyout multiple companies, such as the recent purchase of Mass Effect developers, BioWare.

"EA was very progressive about saying, 'We understand who you guys are. We understand what Steam is. We don't want Steam to go away,'" said Lombardi. He also mentioned that his company is "doing pretty well" with their recent work such as the Steam digital games platform for the PC and The Orange Box that features over five titles, including the first-person puzzle hit, Portal.

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