Gabe Newell: Portal 2 delay sounded really good

By Jessica Citizen, Thursday, 12 May 2011 09:20 GMT

Quote of the day is from Josh Weier, Project Lead on Portal 2, discussing the delay which pushed the game back a couple of weeks.

Portal 2

Weier explains that Gabe Newell was actually the delay’s “biggest supporter”.

“Newell was asking about what we wanted to do with the extra time, and he said there was no data to suggest a delay was going to hurt us, and that in fact all the stuff we said we wanted to do for the game made it sound like it was going to be really good.”

Play.tm points out that Gabe’s prediction was 100% correct. The delay didn’t hurt a bit, and the extra improvements to Portal 2 may well have been enough to clinch the game’s best-seller status.

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