Chatting with Develop, Newell said that allowing Valve to integrate Steam into the PlayStation Network will eventually benefit Sony in the long-term.

“They’ve done the scary thing and I think it’s up to us as developers to make sure Sony and its customers are rewarded,” he said. “With the release of the first Portal 2 DLC people will really see the value of Sony allowing Steam to be released on their system. I think you’ll see us pushing very hard in increasing the overall play value of Portal 2.

“I think not only us but other developers are benefiting from Sony’s approach. We and other developers have to show we’re creating value to Sony for opening up its network. We have to show them it’s a smart business move.”

Newell added that its imperative games such as Portal 2 and DUST 514 see success on the PlayStation 3 in order to "reward" Sony for making the decision to keep the PSN open.