In a discussion with PC Gamer, Doug Lombardi, Valve’s VP of marketing touched on the possibility of a unified PC-only keynote at E3. Keep in mind that, according to PC Gamer, Valve are still establishing their plans for E3 this year, but if this was ever to happen (and it really should), then Valve would definitely be the kind of company that would be spearheading such an effort. It wouldn’t be the kind of thing that we’ve seen in recent E3 showings:
“You know, we’ve talked about that a bit and I think what that looks like, maybe, is us not doing the shock and awe thing at the Galen centre or whatever, vis-a-vis the console guys, where you have three thousand people in there, and we have to hire some star to make it interesting, or we’re going to waste your time for two hours. ‘Waste’ is a little bit harsh, but anyway, we don’t want to burn your time for two hours.”
It’s definitely a great idea, and it’d be phenomenal if Valve was to set this up. The PC is always a bit neglected at E3 – perhaps this could turn it around. While Valve probably has enough material for a keynote conference of their own (this year, for instance, they have CS:GO; Dota 2; L4D2 DLC; Portal 2 DLC; TF2 DLC; Big Picture Mode, and that’s not even counting any possible Steam or game-related announcements they could make), they’ve always been the kind of developer that puts the PC and its customers first, so this would be a stellar cause. Check out the full article at PC Gamer.