Portal 2 delayed – honestly how did this happen?

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Valve has announced in an incredibly long winded yet humour way that Portal 2 has been hit by a delay and won’t make it out until at least 2011.

It’s sad and all but I am more interested in trying to understand how a game like Portal could experience an unexpected delay, the game is awesome but mainly because of it’s unique spin of puzzle solving and it’s humour. It’s technically not a Red Dead Redemption or Killzone.

Check their full press release after the break including a little sign of annoyance about these constant Half Life Episode 3 rumours.

Aperture Science, doing business as Aperture Laboratories LLC, in partnership with Valve today announced the successful completion of an ethics-review-panel-supervised release date restructuring process. Portal 2, the sequel to the ground-breaking title that earned over 30 Game of the Year awards despite missing its original ship date, is now targeted for a 2011 release.

Representatives from both companies acknowledged that public safety concerns factored into the decision. They went on to say that even though Portal 2 will arrive slightly later than planned, all life on earth won’t instantaneously stop as every molecule in your body explodes at the speed of light, which is what would happen should a rip ever appear in the fabric of Valve Time.

"Also, the game will be even better," they added, missing an historic opportunity to create the first product delay press release to mention that a product is being delayed to make it worse.

To ask questions about how close we all came to dying, or to ask futile questions about the previously announced E3 ***PORTAL-2-THEMED-FOR-GOD’S SAKE*** surprise or, less futilely, to schedule an appointment to attend a Portal 2 screening at the Valve booth during E3, please contact Valve’s delegate to the EU’s Valve Time Studies Group, Doug Lombardi.

Source: OXM

Last Updated: June 10, 2010

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