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Portal 2 On PS3 Is The "Standout Version", According To Valve

Felix Kemp
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Portal 2 On PS3 Is The "Standout Version", According To Valve

Oh, Valve, how you amuse me! One moment, you're refusing to develop for the PS3. The next, you're showing up at Sony press-conferences, announcing partnerships and exclusive PS3 features. You misleading rascals! And now, Valve has proclaimed that Portal 2 on the PS3 is "the standout version on consoles", citing Steamworks-integration as a major victory, whilst lamenting that such a feature on the 360 would have been "awesome".

Speaking to GamerZines, Valve programmer Jeep Barnett - great name! - admitted that Steamworks on the PS3 was an "experiment", but could help provide "some real data out of that to see not only if people like it but if it's a commercially viable thing and whether it's an important feature that people want". It's a major differentiator between the two console versions of Portal 2, as it allows Sony fans access to a number of exclusive incentives.

However, Barnett was cagey on exact details as to why the 360 version is without Steamworks functionality. "The thing that I don't know is whether we asked Microsoft and they said no, or whether we didn't ask," explained Barnett, although I imagine even if he did know, he couldn't simply blab it out without a Microsoft sniper resting a laser-sight across his forehead.

However, despite the lack of cross-platform equality, Portal 2 is shaping up to be a terrific game. A fully-featured campaign at twice the length of the original, co-operative play with a hapless duo of amusing robots and all manner of new features mean Valve looks onto yet another winner! [GamerZines]

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Gunn  Mar. 24, 2011 at 16:41

It's a rare thing so lets us rejoice

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