It’s one of those heavily philosophical questions, is a Valve game a Valve game if it isn’t officially delayed at least once?
The only time a Valve game appears to ever make it out the door without a delay is when it’s a new IP that everyone is paying attention to you.
Unfortunately Portal 2 has now suffered the same fate as Half Life 2 Episode 3 and has been delayed from it’s original February 2011 release date to a new window starting on the 18th of April.
Valve themselves are seeing the funny side at least by announcing that Portal 2’s delay is
“the shortest delay in Valve’s proud tradition of delays”
“[I]t represents the approaching convergence of Valve Time and Real Time. Though this convergence spells doom for humanity, it will not affect the new Portal 2 release date”
Honestly at the moment I have such an immense back log of games I am not even overly worried about this… However the original Portal was one of those games that Geoff wouldn’t shut up about for weeks so I suspect this news is going to hit the poor man very hard indeed.
Last Updated: November 19, 2010
November 19, 2010 at 11:58
Geoff. Sorry old chum. Will send the fruit basket shortly.
November 19, 2010 at 12:00
November 19, 2010 at 12:14
There there. *passes Geoff some biltong to cheer him up*.
November 19, 2010 at 12:20
Thanx alot playstation 3…what? We all know why it was delayed, don’t look at me like that for saying what we’re all thinking
November 19, 2010 at 14:27
Ah yes. Of course. The PS3 is definitely to blame considering Valve’s great track record.