Portal 2 delayed into next year

Wednesday, 9th June 2010 18:02 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Valve’s just anounced that “making games is hard” – oh, and it’s delayed Portal 2 into next year.

When it was first announced, it was originally due this holiday season for PC and Xbox 360.

No exact reason was given for the delay – or for that matter Aperture Science, who sent the email – but in a note it said:

“Representatives from both companies acknowledged that public safety concerns factored into the decision. They went on to say that even though Portal 2 will arrive slightly later than planned, all life on earth won’t instantaneously stop as every molecule in your body explodes at the speed of light, which is what would happen should a rip ever appear in the fabric of Valve Time.

Also, the game will be even better,” they added, missing an historic opportunity to create the first product delay press release to mention that a product is being delayed to make it worse.”

Am sad. Life moves on. Sad face.

Valve also confirmed its E3 surprise would be related to Portal 2.



  1. Dralen

    *Prays it’s so they can bundle it with Half-Life 3*


    #1 4 years ago
  2. Psychotext


    #2 4 years ago
  3. AHA-Lambda

    is this the surprise?!?!

    ****!!! this and deus ex delayed makes me really mad about the end of the year now! whoopdedoo another call of duty and not much bloody else! >:(

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Alakratt

    I think that if the rumors are true and they do announce a new Source engine, Half-Life 3 will be there to showcase it (a full game)…NOT EP 3 (an expansion). At least, I hope.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Anders

    Aww :(

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Dralen

    @3 Agreed. Looks like there’s very little to look forward to this year.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. SwiftRanger

    You gotta be kidding me that you missed the most important anti-climax part of the announcement?

    “To ask questions about how close we all came to dying, or to ask futile questions about the previously announced E3 ***PORTAL-2-THEMED-FOR-GOD’S SAKE*** surprise or, less futilely, to schedule an appointment to attend a Portal 2 screening at the Valve booth during E3, please contact Valve’s delegate to the EU’s Valve Time Studies Group, Doug Lombardi.”

    #7 4 years ago

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