Portal 2. By this point, you've probably heard just about enough of Valve's upcoming mystery / brain-twister, but if you aren't a hardcore PC gamer, you may be wondering if there's anything out there for you. Lucky for you, there is. Portal 2 for PlayStation 3 has just been detailed, with the parent company detailing the Steam launch details for the PS3 version. The PS3 version will launch alongside the PC version as the first title to support Steam on a console. That's a pretty big, monumental step in the gaming universe, and it sets up a realm where cross-platform matchmaking, gameplay, friends, chat, and achievements are a reality.
Steam on the PS3
will also save co-op game progress and single player / saved games to the Steam Cloud, so you can pick things up later on a different platform. Definitely one of the cooler things we've seen in quite some time. 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. Furthermore, 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.
So, looking forward to even more Portal 2? We thought so.