Not long ago there was a rumor that Microsoft may involve themselves in game development. More precisely, it was rumored that Microsoft might buy one of EA and Valve or both, I do not know. There have been many different stories, and now, out of nowhere, Gabe Newell has apparently answered a fan who has contacted him.
Even if the whole situation with this rumor was controversial, the “answer by Gabe N.” has made the entire story spicier. The rumor held a place on the ground since Microsoft has put quite a work in their mixer streaming platform, which points towards gaming.
It is quite uncommon to see Gabe Newell answer to a typical fan or a journalist. The fact that he has contacted Gabe Newell from Valve’s official contact page makes the story saltier. Plus, guess what, the mail has reached Gabe Newell instantly.
Despite the picture in the article, it is quite strange for Gabe Newell to answer with this sensation. Everyone talks about it nowadays, and if you genuinely believe this is a legit answer, that means there’s no offer from Microsoft, yet.