Valve welcomes acquisition

"Happy to have that conversation," says Doug Lombardi

Valve VP Doug Lombardi has revealed that the company is open to the possibility of an acquisition.

In an interview with Gamasutra, he claimed that Valve was "happy to have that conversation."

Yet the VP was quick to add that they weren't actively seeking a take-over. "By the same token, the company's doing pretty well, and we're really happy with what we're doing. So we'll see. I mean, anything is possible."

A likely candidate to acquire the pioneering PC developer would be Left 4 Dead publisher Electronic Arts. Lombardi described the relationship between the companies as "really good".

"EA was very progressive about saying, 'We understand who you guys are," he said. "'We understand what Steam is. We don't want Steam to go away.' Well, they might want Steam to go away, but they're not asking us to make Steam go away."