Posted Feb 28 2022 at 11:30Updated Feb 28. 2022 at 11:35
With the launch of its new Steam Deck console, Valve is starting a new chapter in its long history within the video game industry where it is a heavyweight. The group was started in 1996 by two Microsoft alumni: Mike Harrington and Gabe Newell. If the first has since set sail, the second still presides over the destiny of the firm.
In the beginning, Valve was a game development studio. In 1998, he met with worldwide success with Half-Life, a first-person shooter (FPS) that renewed the genre and sold millions of copies. In 2000, the group marketed a new FPS with Counter Strike. For a new international success. Quickly, Valve will think bigger and not confine itself to its role of developer. From 2003, he split his activities and lifted the veil on Steam, which has since become the ultra-dominant platform for the sale of PC games online with a market share of around 70%.