Valve quietly mulls Wii kids' game, MMORPG

— 12:53 PM on May 2, 2008

After unleashing blockbuster upon blockbuster on the PC gaming public, Valve Software is looking to mix things up a little. In an interview with, Valve's Doug Lombardi has revealed that many Valve staffers are mulling the prospect of making a kids' game exclusively for the Nintendo Wii.

"There's a lot of people at Valve who are parents and would love to make a game for kids," Lombardi told the site. "We all play the Wii a lot and we think that the proper way for Valve to approach the Wii would be to make something cool designed specifically for it."

Of course, being chiefly a PC developer, Valve is also contemplating novel prospects for PC games. One concept Lombardi says the company wishes to explore is that of massively multiplayer online games. "Gabe (Valve co-founder, Gabe Newell) is a huge fan of MMO RPGs and he's always wanted to make one." However, Lombardi added that an MMO is "a big risk to venture out on." Either way, he said Valve won't be moving "further out of our comfort zone than Portal was" until 2010 or so. (Thanks to Shacknews for the tip.)

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