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Valve Compensates PS3 Gamers With Portal 2 Features

by William Schwartz


Since last year at E3 when Gabe Newell took the stage at Sony’s press event, there have been a constant stream of features announced for the PS3 version of Portal 2.  More currently, it was just announced that the PS3 version of the game will get Cloud based saves and a complimentary copy of the PC version of the game.

“We made a mistake back then and gave the Orange Box console versions to an external team,” explains Valve’s Chet Faliszek. “They did a good job, but didn’t quite achieve the same quality level that we have at Valve. Now everything happens in-house, we created a special console department just for that.

“So the move to the PlayStation 3 comes late — we’re sorry for that. As a small compensation we have PS3-exclusive cloud saving, and a free code for PC. Look at it as compensation for Left 4 Dead.”

The sheer fact that you get two games for one, when buying the PS3 version seems like the best deal of all the platforms.  Though a compensation for Left 4 Dead?  That’s just not fair, PS3 fans missed out big when it comes to Left 4 Dead.  Perhaps when Episode 3 is released that will be apology enough.


You may be wondering why this post looks different.

If you are, it’s because we fudged up.

There’s a story making the rounds regarding Portal 2 support for PS3 Move.

Unfortunately this quote was “lost in translation” — Portal 2 does not include support for Sony’s motion controller.

Thanks – Valve.

- This article was updated on:March 7th, 2018

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