Valve’s Chet Faliszek Flatly Denies Nexon Buyout Rumors
Yesterday, we reported on rumors that Korean game giant Nexon was raising capital for a potential purchase of Valve. According to Valve’s Chet Faliszek, there’s nothing going on there, putting another rumor to death before it even has time to spread its wings. So sad.
Said Faliszek to GamesIndustry at the Eurogamer Expo:
“It’s weird, because Gabe just gave that interview to the NYT which everyone was quoting – it’s weirdly twisted how they took it. They were asking if we were going to sell out to someone and Gabe was like, we’re not going to do that. The guy made the question to be about, ‘how’s this going to end.’
There’s no thoughts about that – everyone likes working there, we like working together we like the culture we have and the way it works because of all the parts of it. We’re not changing any of that, we’re pretty happy. We’re doing OK.”
So that’s the end of that one. It seemed pretty likely that it was bogus from the start—Valve isn’t publicly traded, I don’t think, and as such, couldn’t be taken over simply by someone buying up enough stock. Furthermore, it’s not like they’re hurting for cash these days…they’re one of the most successful gaming companies around, if not in history.
Go back to your business. Happy Friday.