Portal 2 coming to PS3 with Steamworks

Tuesday, 15th June 2010 21:26 GMT By Johnny Cullen



Gabe Newell stepped onto Sony’s stage at E3 and announced that Portal 2 is coming to PS3, and it will include Steamworks.

And he just said Portal 2 on PS3 would be the best version on any console. Why did you say that, Gabe?

Portal 2 will hit PS3 the same day as PC, Mac, and Xbox 360.

PS3′s the only console version of Portal 2 that includes Steamworks.

“When the PlayStation 3 was introduced, I was the one of the platform’s biggest critics,” said Newell. “However, Sony has proved that the PlayStation 3 is the most open platform of all the current generation consoles and has worked extremely hard to make the platform the most desirable for consumers and developers.

“As such, we are delighted to announce Portal 2 for the PlayStation 3 and believe the Steamworks support included will make it the best console version of the game.”

Steamworks on PS3 will make it easier to auto update, use community features, and get downloadable content.

Portal 2 is targeted for launch in 2011.

Mind = blown.



  1. Razor


    #1 5 years ago
  2. manamana

    AHAHAHA! Good one! :-D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. doa766

    Sony win!!! now show me the fatality

    #3 5 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda



    #4 5 years ago
  5. Withnail

    Portal 2 with Steam features on PS3 is a fucking gigaton.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DeSpiritusBellum

    April Foolz? Noes? Otay.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. rainer

    He actually said best version on console, but the mention of some kind of steam support was the more interesting titbit he let loose.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. mart


    #8 5 years ago
  9. doa766

    twisted metal!!! I just came

    #9 5 years ago
  10. PwnedHaxor

    WOW :)

    Does that mean, L4D2 can also appear on Ps3?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. kkzooi123

    He looked very akward saying “best” and “PS3″ lol.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. zoydwheeler

    Big lad. Fluctuates in weight a lot. Weird. Must make him funny a bit in the head.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Stephany Nunneley

    Thing is – he said the EXACT thing on stage that was in the press release :D

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Blerk

    glol – Gabe eats Sony pie! :-D

    Big surprise, this one and a fantastic result for Sony. Genuinely happy for the PS3 fans.

    Now I wonder how much they had to pay him? ;-)

    #14 5 years ago
  15. g00nerz

    I almost shat out a stone when this fat fuck trundled onto the stage.

    Eat your words fatboy! Mwahhahahahaa!!

    #15 5 years ago
  16. bugmenot

    no eating humble pie weight jokes?
    edit: whoops missed #14

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Eregol

    Ah,Glados on PS3.
    How I missed you, you crazy psycho computer bitch.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. mojo

    wait, a question: Will steamworks just support portal or will it spport all other saves and as a whole will work ps3-wide? i guess not? If so, that would be fucking mega!

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Robo_1

    Cue a load of “hasn’t he lost weight” comments from the Sony masses. :D

    Proper megaton stuff though.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Galactic_Barret

    Oh, Blerk.

    You know Gabe is worth his weight in gold, so alot, I would surmise.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Blerk

    Curious to see he considers it the ‘best’ version just because it supports Steamworks.

    I wonder if we’re going to see a full version of Steam on PS3 in the future, complete with downloady games and such?

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Mike

    He was paid to say it. :)

    #22 5 years ago
  23. David Sarkisjan

    No Move support for Portal 2? Seemed to be quite suitable.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. zoopdeloop

    @22 don’t think so…Sony doesn’t act like this.

    I guess even if it’s not true he said it to redeem himself and earn some respect from the angry sony loyalists
    I don’t blame him…i would have said the same thing (even if it’s not entirely true)

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Galactic_Barret

    Sorry, zoop. 2 years ago, I would have agreed with you. Nowadays, though, Sony has been hit so hard, forking up the cash was the only solution. It would explain MS’ poor showing this year, I think.

    I personally think its sucks. This does change everything, only for the worse. No, instead of the best being weeded from the worst, its just whomever demands the highest ransom and succeeds in getting it. Great studios are dying and middling developers are thriving through sheer force and stupidity.

    I’m mad, frankly.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. JimFear666

    @Stephany Nunneley Can we see the press release for the lulz?

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Gheritt White

    Oh gosh, Portal 2 with PS Move controls would be my idea of gaming heaven!

    #27 5 years ago

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