Electronic Arts Inc. and the award-winning studio behind the blockbuster franchise Half-Life and Counter-Strike announced today that they will be joining forces in a multi-year agreement to deliver a collection of Valve products to gamers worldwide.
The first game announced will be Half-Life 2 for Xbox due in October. Move over Halo fans and make way for one of the most celebrated first person shooters of all time. Following close by will be Counter-Strike! A sure winner for console users!
“EA is the worldwide leader in bringing best of breed games, for all platforms, to market,” said Gabe Newell, Valve’s founder and president. “Valve games have sold over 18 million units at retail since Half-Life shipped in November 1998. By combining EA’s unparalleled operation structure and distribution channel with Valve’s award-winning development teams and games community, we’ve established an awesome combination for delivering great products to console and PC gamers around the world.”