Firewatch Developer Campo Santo Gets Acquired By Valve
Campo Santo, the Firewatch developer has announced that they have been acquired by Valve. Valve is up and ready to create new games once again as said by Gabe Newell. With Valve having a solid platform and infrastructure, they are all set with their renewed focus on creating new games.
It seems that Campo Santo is quite happy with the deal as seen in their blog post. They also shared what both sides will be contributing:
“In Valve we found a group of folks who, to their core, feel the same way about the work that they do (this, you may be surprised to learn, doesn’t happen every day). In us, they found a group with unique experience and valuable, diverse perspectives. It quickly became an obvious match.”
They even shared their candid experience when they were at the IGN headquarters and they stole an unopened bottle of wine that was meant for 2011 Game of the Year Award for the game Portal 2 (the bottle was actually not delivered). With that, they said that it was more of a homecoming for the bottle rather than for them.
Fans have been reassured that Campo Santo will still be making The Valley of the Gods (with Valve’s logo of course). Firewatch support and still be expected as well as regular blog content for The Quarterly Review.
Could this mean that there will be a Half-Life 3 soon? With this move, it does tell us that Valve is absolutely serious when it comes to making new games.