Valve and PlayStation 3: it’s not been the easiest of relationships.
However, three short years after calling the PS3 a “total disaster on so many levels,” Valve boss Gabe Newell appeared on stage at Sony’s E3 press conference to make a rather big announcement: Portal 2 would be coming to a total disaster! I mean PlayStation 3! Portal 2 is coming to PlayStation 3! Woooo! Here’s Newell himself, eating humble pie:
“I’ve been pretty outspoken in my comments about next gen consoles, so I’d like to thank Sony for their gracious hospitality and not repeatedly punching me in the face.”
Newell added that not only would Portal 2 be heading to PS3 in 2011 (at the same time as the Xbox 360 and PC versions), but that PS3 Portal 2 would have certain features taken from Valve’s Steam download service, such as cloud saving.
Question: could we soon see the entire Steam service made available on PS3? You never know! One thing’s for sure: Microsoft’s insistence on keeping such tight control over all Xbox 360 downloadable content may have backfired, particularly when a company like Sony offers greater flexibility to third-party download platforms (such as – oh hey! – Steam).
Anyway, enough of that. Here’s a super-hot, just-off-the-presses trailer for Portal 2. As you’d expect, it looks like the cat’s pajamas and kipper’s knickers rolled into one: