Valve plans to release some more information pertaining to the story in Portal 2 before it’s released on April 18. It’s just that it is saving it as a bit of a surprise, apparently.
Nothing like a good tease, we reckon.
“We’re actually going to release something that we’re not talking about yet that will give a little bit of the story of the interim time,” said Portal 2 writer Erik Wolpaw told Kotaku at PAX East today. “We’re doing that before release.
“You were in this cryo-chamber. Maybe yours was just better or you’re tougher. Portal is after Half-Life 1 and before Half-Life 2. Without getting into it too much, Portal 2 is further down the line.”
Which might explain the decay and over zealous plant life feature in trailers and shots of Aperture Science.
“We tried to keep as light a touch about it as we did in Portal 1,” Wolpaw continued. “Fans of Half-Life will notice some things, but if you haven’t played Half-Life they’ll just kind of pass right by you. You’re not going to see Gordon tromping through the facility. Aperture Science is kind of this fun-house of science, this bubble in the otherwise serious Half-Life universe.”
Valve is showing Portal 2 off at PAX East this weekend.