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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


  1. Deathbringersa

    June 18, 2010 at 14:38

    amen its about time 😎 😎


  2. Uberutang

    June 18, 2010 at 14:45



  3. Kelemvor

    June 19, 2010 at 03:45

    Hope they allow KB/mouse on ps3 for this game. Otherwise console players won’t be able to keep up!


  4. Q121

    June 19, 2010 at 14:59

    Agree 100%, PC chaps will murder as controller boys


  5. Pandemonic

    September 11, 2010 at 05:27

    You could tell this creates a pretty big implication for other games such as TOB or other future Valve titles. They could very well release a new version of TF2 itself, and for some reason, I could see something like that happening.

    Also, it doesn’t matter whether the players use KB/Mouse or a controller. It all depends on the player. Most people are more comfortable using KB/M. Some like using controllers. It just depends on the person’s perspective of what fits them better. Me, I find that I can aim better with controller than KB/M. Usually because I’m more used to keeping my hands steady when I move my camera.

    But yeah, KB/M is a better way of playing FPS games. Unless my controls are set to high sensitivity. :happy:


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