[E3 2010] Portal 2 Comes to PS3 With Steamworks

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The main shocker of the Sony E3 press conference today was the revelation of a PS3 version for Portal 2, which was previously only said to be in development for Mac, PC and Xbox 360. It came as such a surprise because Valve’s president and co-founder, Gabe Newell, has repeatedly hammered on the PS3 and has always seemed so defiant about developing games for the platform. Boy has he changed his tune now:

“When the PlayStation 3 was introduced, I was the one of the platform’s biggest critics,” said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. “However, Sony Computer Entertainment 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.”

Notice from that quote that the PS3 version of Portal 2 will come with Steamworks support for integrated DLC access, auto updates, and other community features — a service exclusive to PS3 in the console market (meaning the Xbox 360 won’t have Steamworks).

Portal 2 will ship simultaneously for Mac, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 next year. Browse below for the newly-unveiled teaser trailer.

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