Valve Hires Two Former Plants vs. Zombies Developers

Doug Lombardi of Valve has confirmed with ShackNews that the company has hired former PopCap Games developers Jeff Gates and Tod Semple. Both worked on many excellent franchises – most notably the ultra popular Plants vs. Zombies. Earlier reports indicated that Valve had opened a San Francisco office, but Lombardi said that that wasn't exactly what Valve was doing in this case:

"This is probably better categorized as Valve hiring two new employees instead of an acquisition of a company or opening of a Valve SF office."

Of course, it probably didn't help earlier today when Valve co-founder Gabe Newell told Edge:

"The guys who did PvZ, down in the Bay Area, we're helping them set up a Valve subsidiary there."

Source: ShackNews

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