In the Game for the Console Throne, Valve Have Played a Master Stroke
However Valve are also canny enough, unlike Nokia, to see well in advance that the writing is on the wall for the PC platform. So while the PC is not currently a burning platform, it is smouldering and action needs to be taken before the flames catch hold. For those of us Valve watchers we’ve seen their boss, Gabe Newell (below) take swipes at Microsoft as they seemed to lock-down distribution on Windows 8, knowing that for such a clever company there must have been more than just angry words going on. Then a couple of weeks ago phase one of the grand plan was unveiled as Valve played their move that it would become apparent, was a potential master stroke.