Valve Take Cross-Platform To The Next Level With Portal 2

by on January 18, 2011

Valve will add meaning to the expression “Cross-Platform” when they release the highly anticipated Portal 2 in April. The PlayStation 3 version of the game will not only support cross-platform co-op multiplayer but will also include a free download key so that PS3 users can experience all the Portal action on the PC or Mac at no extra cost.

The cross-platform action will take place between the PlayStation 3 and PC/Mac as Valve shows evidence of their E3 promise. Players will be able to save  progress on one platform and pick-up at the point they left off on another.

Gabe Newell (Managing Director of Valve and all-round loveable guy) had this to say regarding the cross-platform play:

“We made a promise to gamers at E3 that Portal 2 for the PlayStation 3 would be the best console version of the product. Working together with Sony we have identified a set of features we believe are very compelling to gamers. We hope to expand upon the foundation being laid in Portal 2 with more Steam features and functionality in DLC and future content releases.”

Sound amazing, doesn’t it? We certainly think it is a fantastic idea, offering gamers a better all-round package as well as being a step in the right direction for cross-platform gaming.

Well, what do you think? Is this the future of gaming? Seamless integration of a console game with its PC counterpart? Whatever your opinion, let us know on our forums.