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Portal 2 for PlayStation®3: Steam Details Revealed

Valve has sent out a press release featuring the details for the Steam for PS3 application that they are releasing in conjunction with Portal 2. There are a few interesting things to pull out of this…


  • – Portal 2  will offer Cross-Platform gameplay, chat and achievements.

The outcome of this is that someone that buys Portal 2 for PS3 wont be excluded from playing with those on the computer, like Left 4 Dead players were on the XBOX. More people to play with equals more opportunity for fun.

  • – Portal 2 will feature Steam Cloud saving.

Remember when you used to bring your Nintendo 64 cartridges or your Playstation memory cards to your friends because you wanted to play  Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time or Final Fantasy on your savefile? …What?! I had problems with Forest temple, okay?!

Anyhootie and the blowfish, all savefiles are accessible through the internet, removing the need for memorycards ever again. As long as you’re connected to the internet.

  • – Steam for PS3 will give us access to all of our Steamfriends along with our PSN friends.

I’ve always had a problem with the PSN friends. It’s annoying to add friends and searching for them is nigh impossible. You HAVE to know their handle to send a friendrequest. The community pages of Steam are awesome. Also, I have way more friends on Steam than on PSN

  • – If you buy the PS3 version for Portal 2, you get the PC/Mac version for free.

Over here in Sweden, Portal 2 for the PC/Mac will cost us ~$72, while the PS3 version costs ~$96. I know that it’s a marketing tool that makes people think that they are getting two games for the price of one, but will it be enough to warrant a ~$24 increased price? In the US, the PC/Mac version costs $49.99 and the PS3 version costs $54.99, which is only 5 bucks extra for both versions of the game. I could see that people would bite for that, rather than the prices on this side of the pond.

What are you feelings on Steam for PS3? What version of the game are you getting, PC, PS3 or XBOX360?


Press release:

Portal 2 for PlayStation®3: Steam Details Revealed


Valve’s Highly-Anticipated Title Prepares for Launch On PS3


            April 13, 2011 – Valve, creator of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead, and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today disclosed details regarding the Steam experience designed for the PlayStation®3, which is set to debut next week with the release of Portal 2.


The first title to support Steam on a console, Portal 2 offers cross-platform matchmaking, gameplay, friends, chat, and achievements, all powered by Steam. Steam on the PS3 also saves co-op game progress and single player saved games to the Steam Cloud, enabling players to pick up where they left off on any PlayStation®3.


The Steam overlay for PS3 provides access to both PSN and Steam friends, displaying their in-game or online status and providing a quick pathway to text chats, player profiles, friend requests, and game invites. Steam Achievements are earned in lockstep with PSN Trophies and are also accessible within the Steam overlay.


Steam on the PS3 provides access to all of these features once the player has linked their PlayStation® Network account with a Steam account, which is done right within the game. A Steam user can login to an existing account, and anyone new to Steam can create an account with the click of a button.


In the spirit of Steam Play, linked players of the PS3 version of Portal 2 can also access and play their copy of Portal 2 on any PC or Mac by redeeming an in-box access code on their computer. The Steam client verifies the linked customer and then lists Portal 2 among their library of Steam games for PC and Mac.


For more information regarding Steam on the PS3, visit the Steam Support knowledge base. For more information regarding Portal 2, visitwww.thinkwithportals.com.