PS3 Version of Portal 2 Gives Cross Platform Play and Free PC/MAC Version as Well!


Quoted from Valve’s most recent PR….

“PS3 version of Portal 2 include cross platform play (PC/Mac vs. PS3) for multiplayer games, persistent cloud-based storage of PS3 saved games, and cross platform chat (PC/Mac and PS3).

In addition, those who purchase Portal 2 for the PlayStation 3 may unlock a Steam Play (PC & Mac) copy of Portal 2 at no additional cost by linking their PSN and Steam accounts.”

Thats amazing stuff right there. Free PC copy of the game, cloud based game saves, cross platform gaming and chat. Who is buying the PS3 version now?


Written by: Eddie - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by pedro on January 18th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    that’s interesting, but i think ps3 owners will be getting the short end of the stick.

    aiming is much easier with pc games… then again, i think multiplayer is just cooperative for this one, right?

  2. #2 by Luke on January 18th, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    This is ****ING EPIC. Way to make the PS3 community love you Valve.

  3. #3 by Derrickgott007 on January 18th, 2011

    Holy crap! Looks like Gabe Newell is making up for his past PS3 hate speeches. Good to see this. He just gained some respect in my book!

    Now if we could get move support in Portal 2!

  4. #4 by lordincubus on January 18th, 2011 [ 185 Points ]

    When does this one come out? I will be getting it because Portal on the orange box was amazing.

  5. #5 by Dean147 on January 18th, 2011 [ 359 Points ]

    well pedro you can play the PC version that you get free with it then :D

    this looks awesome, definitely buying ps3 version now

  6. #6 by Luke on January 18th, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    @lordincubus, I believe the release is sometime in April

  7. #7 by Ravenitrius on January 18th, 2011 [ 1275 Points ]

    OMG. I am buying the PS3 version then! Then just download it on my PC and play co-op with you all. LOL. (The graphics would look more awesome on my PC)

  8. #8 by pedro on January 18th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Dean147: well pedro you can play the PC version that you get free with it then this looks awesome, definitely buying ps3 version now  

    well that’s true, but it would be funny to get the game for the console and play it on the pc.

  9. #9 by EdEN on January 18th, 2011 [ 139786 Points ]

    So I imagine Portal 2 will include Move support, right?

  10. #10 by Dean147 on January 18th, 2011 [ 359 Points ]

    yeah apparently it will include Move support. But it hasn’t been confirmed

  11. #11 by derrickgott007 on January 18th, 2011 [ 871 Points ]

    Dean147: yeah apparently it will include Move support. But it hasn’t been confirmed  

    This is the version I will get. Move should make this game better.

  12. #12 by Emrah on January 18th, 2011 [ 7319 Points ]

    Very nice. It will of course cost more than its pc counterpart, but it will be worth it.

    Cross gaming means they will deliver updates without Sony certification. That’s a MAJOR difference that needs to be focused on..

  13. #13 by Kane112 on January 18th, 2011 [ 34187 Points ]

    haha nice cross gaming, love it. Only play the first one for a bit but was damn good, looking forward to this

  14. #14 by SicSemperTyranis on January 18th, 2011 [ 6405 Points ]

    This is great. I can see it now, my wife on the PS3 and me on our PC playing some Portal 2 co-op. Then I screw up and we don’t pass the level and then I end up sleeping on the couch. Thanks a lot Gabe. :-)

  15. #15 by kennygk on January 18th, 2011 [ 25503 Points ]

    Wow wasn’t even thinking about this game, but now it’s a must buy

  16. #16 by premiersoupir on January 18th, 2011 [ 17020 Points ]

    Cross platform play? Has anything like this happened before on the PS3? Or on the 360, for that matter? Friggin’ awesome!

  17. #17 by Emrah on January 19th, 2011 [ 7319 Points ]

    It’s ironic that we don’t have cross gaming chat, but we’ll have cross platform gaming :)

  18. #18 by Eddie L. Headley on January 19th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    premiersoupir: Cross platform play? Has anything like this happened before on the PS3? Or on the 360, for that matter? Friggin’ awesome!  

    FFXI was cross platform. PS2, 360, PC

  19. #19 by premiersoupir on January 19th, 2011 [ 17020 Points ]

    Eddie L. Headley:
    FFXI was cross platform.PS2, 360, PC  

    Very cool! Did you play the game with people on other systems? Did one system (e.g. keyboard/mouse) seem to have an advantage over another?

  20. #20 by Eddie L. Headley on January 19th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    premiersoupir:

    Very cool! Did you play the game with people on other systems? Did one system (e.g. keyboard/mouse) seem to have an advantage over another?  

    ^

    I played the game on all 3 systems personally. There was even a way to get it to work on the PS3 60 gigs which I did not do. the only difference was the pc version you could hack the mipmapping for a much better image and a third party windower that showed some additional info (was also against tos but everyone used it) since the game wasn’t naturally windowed.

    there were no advantages from one to the other except for aesthetics. kb+m worked on all versions.

  21. #21 by premiersoupir on January 19th, 2011 [ 17020 Points ]

    @Eddie: Wow, you got the full range of experience, huh? Well, good to know that people could play nicely together across the different systems. And yeah, mods are the main reason to use a PC for gaming.

  22. #22 by Adam T on January 20th, 2011 [ 180 Points ]

    Right as i was gonna get the Mac version… Now PS3 is where it’s at!


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