In Valve’s recent documentary commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Half-Life series, Gabe Newell, the company’s founder, has articulated his views on the disparity between delayed and rushed game releases.
He succinctly stated that “late is just for a little while, suck is forever” when discussing the hurdles Valve encountered leading up to the launch of Half-Life, resulting in a one-year delay.
The quote has been compared to “Miyamoto’s most famous quote,” indicating the similarity with Shigeru Miyamoto’s supposed statement, “a delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.”
Interestingly, Gabe Newell has previously expressed his admiration for Mario’s creator and how Miyamoto’s games have contributed to his growth as a developer. Valve even released the Portal: Companion Collection on the Switch last year and recently mentioned how the OLED model paved the way for the Steam Deck OLED.
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