After news reported in last week’s post (which got a very mixed response), Valve’s Gabe Newell has denied any visit with Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. When asked about it in an interview, Newell responded with
We actually, we all sent mail to each other, going, “Who’s Tim Cook meeting with? Is he meeting with you? I’m not meeting with Tim Cook.” So we’re… it’s one of those rumors that was stated so factually that we were actually confused.
No one 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. He seems like a smart guy, but I’ve never actually met him.
instantly crushing any rumors floating around about the meeting. With that being proved false, sources are unsure about the credibility of Apple releasing their own console, but Valve has stated they are hiring hardware engineers for “new gaming experiences”.
If you want to check out the interview with Newell, it can be found on an hour long podcast here.