Valve Planning PS3/PC Portal 2 Cross-Platform Compatibility

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One of the bigger shocks from Sony’s keynote was the appearance of a rather nervous, and still rotund Gabe Newell. Surprising not only because he famously rubbished the PS3, but because he proclaimed that Portal 2 on PS3 would be the best console version available. Why?

Steamworks. Steamworks will allow for Portal 2 auto-updates, downloadable content, and community support directly from Valve – something the 360 version will be missing unless Microsoft changes its policies. It may get even better for PS3 owners.

When questioned on the subject of cross-compatibility between Steamworks and Steam – more specifically playing co-op on a PC with a friend playing on a PS3, Valve’s Eric Johnson said it was “something the team is gunning for.”

Valve developer Mike Dunkle also confirmed this, saying:

“The plan is you will be able to play between console and PC”

Anyone who’s played PC and Xbox 360 versions of Valve games would know how the 360 versions pale in comparison to their PC counterparts – primarily because of the frequent updates and user content that steam allows.

Source : The Kartel

Last Updated: June 18, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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