Valve E3 surprise is “Portal 2 themed”

Wednesday, 9th June 2010 18:26 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Valve’s confirmed that the surprise it has planned for E3 is “Portal 2 themed”.

Confirmation of which came at the end of a note from the developer, which also confirmed it had delayed the game into 2011.

The note said:

“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…”

So there you have it. Not Left 4 Dead 2: Episode One, not Half Life 2: Episode Three, not Half Life 3 or Source Engine 2, as we were told.

Let the speculation end. Once. And for all.



  1. Anders

    Ah, fuck! How much longer can they keep Half-Life 3, or HL2: Episode 3, or whatever they’ll call it, under wraps? This is getting ridiculous.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. cookiejar

    Portal 2 with Natal support.
    And that’s why its also been delayed.

    That’s what I reckon guvnor.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Dralen

    So basically: no Half-Life 3, no Source Engine 2 and Portal 2 is delayed into 2011. I’m already disappointed.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DJ Deathstar

    Natal support is a good shout but its been delayed on PC too so not too sure? Maybe its to use a new Source Engine and thats why its been delayed? Doubt they would debut that for anything buy Half Life though.

    #4 5 years ago

    No x 10^35

    #5 5 years ago
  6. loki


    #6 5 years ago
  7. AHA-Lambda

    @3 – yeah suddenly their amazing hype machine just let out a big stinker eh? :(

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Herlock


    #8 5 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    All of you shut the fuck UP. P.L.E.A.S.E.


    then Half-Life: EP3 OMGZ! Am SO SURE!11


    Half-Life 3 I jizzed in my pants…

    Now people are thinking about Natal… For God sake… Guys, just shut up, please…… It’s impossible to predict. And i think it’s not going to be a Natal support either, it’s something different or Wrong. I know Valve since Half-Life 1.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. mathare92

    “To ask questions about how close we all came to dying”… seriously,what??

    #10 5 years ago
  11. AHA-Lambda

    People be realistic!!! It will be a trailer and nothing more!!

    why the **** would it be natal? natal is about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Yoshi

    @9 It’s not impossible to predict. I predict just because you say you ‘know’ Valve since Half-Life 1 means you most likely don’t know much about them :P

    #12 5 years ago
  13. fdelfino

    Fuck this shit. I give up.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    …this E3 prick teasing is getting reeDONKulous…

    #14 5 years ago
  15. FlyBoogy

    @2 nope the surprise is not interesting for PS3/XBOX360 press

    #15 5 years ago
  16. pazo5

    f*cking goddamit

    #16 5 years ago
  17. ShiroGamer

    oh fuck you gabe

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Remember just the other day when I said how everyone was blowing this ‘surprise’ announcement out of all proportion and that they wouldn’t cancel the Portal 2 reveal altogether and that the surprise would just be something slightly different but still Portal 2 related?

    Yes? :-)

    #18 5 years ago
  19. CptKurk

    Erthazus, is that Tourette’s syndrome you’re grappling with?

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Clashback

    So in Valve time “delayed until 2011″ means something like “maybe 2012, but probably a little later. In that case we’ll try Portal in episodes because that works great”…

    Valve sucks monkeyballs! Come on with Ep3 already!

    #20 5 years ago

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