If you’ve ever wondered if Valve has plans to sell itself off and retire to some tropical island with all the spoils, fear not!
A recent report in the New Your Times covering Valve’s latest endeavors — such as jumping into hardware production — revealed information from an anonymous source stating that EA had once considered buying the company at a price of over $1 billion. However, Gabe Newell says that the company would “disintegrate” before being sold.
According to Gabe:
It’s way more likely we would head in that direction [disintegration] than say, ‘Let’s find some giant company that wants to cash us out and wait two or three years to have our employment agreements terminate.’
While Valve is pretty hush-hush about their finances, an analyst from Wedbush Morgan estimates the company to be worth $2.5 billion. So maybe Valve knows what they’re doing.