We haven’t heard much from Valve about Portal 2‘s upcoming in-game map editor DLC since its announcement back in October of last year, but today Valve announced that the “Perpetual Testing Initiative” will be making its way to PC and Mac next month.
To be specific, Valve says that the Portal 2 map editor will be made available on May 8 at no charge. Unfortunately for console gamers, the second round of Portal 2 DLC will only be available for PC or Mac–at least for now.
In case you’ve forgotten what you’ll be able to do with Portal 2‘s Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC, the built-in map editor will allow you to design your own Portal puzzles with a “simplified puzzle maker.”
After you’re done creating your Portal 2 puzzle, you’ll then be able to upload it to the Steam Workshop where others will be able to download and rate it. If you’ve played around with Skyrim‘s Steam Workshop integration, you know the deal–select a user’s creation, and it will be automatically downloaded and installed in a flash.
It isn’t known at this point if Valve has any plans to release the Portal 2 map editor on PlayStation 3 and/or Xbox 360 at any point, but we’ll update this post if we find out anything more.
Are you looking forward to seeing what the Portal 2 community can come up with using the map editor?