Following last week’s announcement that Steam is offering freemium game services, Valve’s Doug Lombardi has confirmed that the developer is working on free-to-play games of its own.

Speaking with French language publication Barrie De Vie, Lombardi said, “In some areas of the world, free-to-play games are already paying more than traditional games.” (Auto-translation.)

“This trend continues for some time and we believe it will continue. There are other free-to-play Steam [games] coming in with the use of micro-transactions.”

As GamePron speculates, one game known to be in development at Valve that would fit tidily with such a freemium model is Defense of the Ancients 2.