Valve Denies Meeting with Apple’s Tim Cook

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Last week a report surfaced that Valve’s Gabe Newell met with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Rumors that Apple will immenently release a console with the backing of Valve’s popular Steam video game distribution platform popped up across the Internet. Newell has put that talk to rest in no uncertain terms.

“Nobody here was meeting with Tim Cook or with anybody at Apple that day. I wish we were. We have a long list of things we’d love to see Apple do to support games and gaming better, but no, we didn’t meet with Tim Cook,” Newell said.

He goes on to say that “our business interests are served best long-term by operating in a way that’s consistent with open, collaborative approaches with both our customers and our partners. I’d say Nintendo and Apple are a lot closer together than Valve and Apple are. They both have such a strong, clear design ethic, and if you want to go along for the ride, you can. But it’d be hard to see the Steam Workshop coming out in the context of something that Apple does.”