Valve’s often-praised Steam service has been publicly criticised for an alleged ‘conflict of interest’ and verging on a monopoly in the digital PC space.
Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford believes that Steam’s growing dominance in the digital PC space has brought about inherent tensions.
“It would be much better if Steam was its own business,” Pitchford told MaximumPC.
“There’s so much conflict of interest there that it’s horrid. It’s actually really, really dangerous for the rest of the industry to allow Valve to win.”
Pitchford made it clear that Gearbox itself does not have a business conflict with Valve, adding that he loves Valve’s own titles.