Valve Acquires Firewatch Developer Campo Santo

Valve Acquires Firewatch Developer Campo Santo

A post recently shared on Campo Santo’s website reveals that 12 employees have agreed to join the Valve team, continuing their jobs as video game developers and moving forward with production of their current project In the Valley of Gods.

Valve Acquires Developer Campo Santo

Those familiar with Valve will know they started as a game developer but have become better associated with their game store/platform Steam. Valve have shown interest in the developer Campo Santo, known for their game Firewatch, a first person adventure mystery game. In a post on their official website, Campo Santo share their plans in joining Valve and their intent to continue working on their latest project In the Valley of Gods.

Campo Santo seem to have found a good match in Valve and share the same core values:

In Valve we found a group of folks who, to their core, feel the same way about the work that they do (this, you may be surprised to learn, doesn’t happen every day). In us, they found a group with unique experience and valuable, diverse perspectives. It quickly became an obvious match.

Rest assure Firewatch fans as the team are not going to readily abandoned their previous project as they also confirm that they will “still support Firewatch”. Hopefully this will be a fortuitous acquisition bringing more exciting projects our way, it will be interesting to see what kind of developments will come from this team.

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One comment on “Valve Acquires Firewatch Developer Campo Santo”

  1. ckmishn says:

    Will Valve reverse Campo Santo’s policy of lying to their customers about their permission to stream Campo Santo’s game, and their attempt to shut down PewDiePie’s channel for two syllables he spoke while streaming another company’s game?

    While Valve has certainly let the developers of games published on their site get away with some pretty disgraceful censorship (like all references to the firing of a conservative employee from the Subnautica forums), they’ve never owned cultural fascism like this before.

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