E3: Valve’s Portal 2 Surprise Is, In Fact, Surprising

There was plenty of speculation about Aperture Science’s mysterious announcement regarding it’s canceled Portal 2 event at E3, but I don’t think many people would have guessed that Gabe Newell would be walking onstage at Sony’s press conference.  Contradicting his prior (and frequent) criticisms of their system, he stated his belief in its success, and announced the release of Portal 2 for the PS3.

This wasn’t just a multi-platform announcement, however, as he went on to say:

I’m excited that Steam will be part of that experience, and I think that gamers will be delighted with features like Steam Cloud and automatic updates that will make the PS3 version of Portal 2 the best version on any console.

As a PS3 owner myself, I’m very excited to finally see some Valve love on the system, and I hope to see continued support in the future (maybe in the vein of some LFD ports…).  I just hope this doesn’t signal a complete 180 in Newell’s point of view, and that he continues to develop for both systems – fanboyism doesn’t seem to be a wise developer choice, after all.

Source: 1up / E3 live feed

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  • Tommy


  • sumguylark

    their trying to hog valve…I hope the ydon’t screw it up…civil rights movement will look like a panzy of microsoft and its crappy content tries to screw up valve..

    They are the DEFINITION of quality.

    Don’t fuckin touch them…or youll regret it with your bottom line.

    • Tommy


  • joe

    Some surprise…i was expecting a trailer, or a demo. at least the damn cover art. i could honestly care less that they’re releasing it on ps3.

  • Gecko

    PS3? Who cares?
    We want to finish up HL2. Just release Ep3… then you can go and develop/release a new engine.
    This Sony stuff sounds like the precursor to disaster.

  • budah bing!

    Once again the ps3 strikes back against the 360. just because they’re not happy with getting cod map packs before microsoft does they end up going and stealing every good game creator/company out there, and now that they have stolen a company that has a bigas fan-base theyre one step closer to ruining everyone who didnt want a stupid ps3’s life!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!