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Rumor: Portal 2 Headed To The PS3

Valve has often annoyed PlayStation 3 owners in the past, despite some conciliatory remarks about "needing more PS3-related talent."

However, might we finally be seeing another Valve product on the PS3? When Portal 2 was first announced, it was - unsurprisingly - only confirmed for the Xbox 360, PC and Mac. And yet, as found by PlayStation University, the game is clearly placed on the cover of an upcoming PSM3 issue. Now, even if this is true, we're really hoping that PS3 owners aren't saddled with another poor port ('cough' The Orange Box 'cough'), and by now, we figure EA understands that multiplatform titles certainly have the potential for big sales. But we've heard nothing from Valve and we're wondering about that picture of the magazine: it appears real but if it is genuine, might it be a misprint? A mistake? A big ol' error? Or is it really a leak of the truth, which may be officially revealed within the next few weeks? Either way, it's likely that PS3 owners would definitely appreciate a game like Portal 2, despite the fact that they never saw the original title.

For now, this will just have to stay a rumor. We imagine either Valve or EA will make some kind of comment soon but if they don't, we'll have to assume it isn't coming. Or is silence as good as a confirmation...?

Related Game(s): Portal 2

4/8/2010 9:21:19 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (57 posts)

flux equals rad
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 9:37:32 PM
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Even if the load times are insufferable and the framerate occasionally hiccups, I want this thing!

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Zorigo
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 6:48:59 AM

The thing is, valve need a little brainpower to make this game semi-decent. they already have the premise and fans...
if Valve could be ars*d to make a proper game of this for PS3 they would make F*ck loads, this game is wanted badly!

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 9:14:37 AM

no that's not it. don't encourage crappy ports

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 9:38:58 PM
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The 1st one was/is a blast and certainly was a fresh take on the whole FPS genre.

If this is true for all of you that prefer FPS on consoles I hope that EA doesn't handle it like The Orange Box.

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NeoHumpty
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:41:56 PM

Sadly, I still play Team Fortress on my ps3. I paid for the game off of Steam, but my laptop can't handle it. Yes, I know the ps3 is the worst way to play it. Dammit....I'm gonna go 'rect me a sentry.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 3:58:20 AM

Not really a fan of TeamFortress2. I prefer Team Fortress Classic and still play with some of my old clan members though it isn't the same since it's an online game from a decade ago and not too many people still play.

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hellish_devil
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 9:43:47 PM
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"Either way, it's likely that PS3 owners would definitely appreciate a game like Portal 2, despite the fact that they never saw the original title"

Ben, when you say that, it makes me think that PS3 owners JUST have PS3, and no other consoles.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 9:44:56 PM

A majority of the people on here come across that way in regards to FPS.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 10:08:10 PM

and I thought the original title was in the orange box.

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Shams
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 10:26:24 PM

It was (in both the ps3 and 360 orange box), and is my favorite puzzler of this generation. The team who designed were not Valve, but brought aboard for their prototype of the game in some college contest, IIRC.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 10:59:35 PM

He was being sarcastic....

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Fane1024
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 2:55:05 PM

Portal ran fine on my PS3. In fact, I've never had any troubles with any part of the Orange Box (though some of the load times are extensive).

I don't see why the port has such a bad reputation, but maybe I'm just lucky to have avoided major glitches.

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Maggard
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 9:44:06 PM
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Definitely a day one purchase if published for the PS3.

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The_Benny
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 9:54:16 PM
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"Either way, it's likely that PS3 owners would definitely appreciate a game like Portal 2, despite the fact that they never saw the original title."

While the 360 and Steam both also have it as a standalone game, all three systems have the original Portal in the Orange Box, don't they? Even as a rough port it is still on the PS3.

Portal's easily one of my favourite games this gen so the sequel being available to as many people as possible is definitely a good thing, as long as the port's a good one.

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The_Benny
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 10:00:06 PM

I forgot to say that seeing as pre-release rumours have sprung up about PS3 ports for Left 4 Dead and then its sequel and both turned out to be false I'm going to treat this sceptically for now. An appearance on a PS3 magazine cover seems a little more valid than a mistake in a listing or statement though.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:09:52 PM

I don't know who down voted you but I'm glad to see you posting on an article.

I'll be getting it for PC, I'm assuming you'll be doing the same?

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The_Benny
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 8:08:54 AM

I do sometimes venture out from the forum but I'll probably retreat back there soon enough.

Portal 2's a definite PC purchase for me, yep. The first game's portal effect was enough to give my crappy machine some trouble though so I don't know how Portal 2 will run. Even though they're all Source games there's been a gradual decline in how well they run on my machine from Half-Life 2 (excellent) down to Left 4 Dead 2 (okay).

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 10:11:41 PM
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Valve is gonna be pissed if they are forced to make one of their old fashioned games work properly on PS3.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 10:27:59 PM

Stirring the pot tonight, eh?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 10:45:07 PM

yeah, cuz I'd prefer to be smoking it.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 10:59:56 PM

Ugh...can't stand weed. It hurts my throat.

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NeoHumpty
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:50:07 PM

Limited's smoking the wrong stuff. Here's to getting faded and discombobulated.

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Deleted User
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 1:38:59 AM

Weed makes me want to commit acts of murder... am i wierd?

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Imagi
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 4:47:43 AM

I would stay off the grass then Cueil, I would not say weird, maybe a little psychotic.

@LimitedV I think you should try making a nice slow simmering soup ;)

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 9:17:26 AM

@ cueil


lay off of the stanky. i think your's is laced

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sonic1899
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 10:47:35 PM
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I'm not a fan of FPS at all, but I loved the first Portal. It's one of those games that tends to grow on you. Everyone should try this out. If this happens to be true, I'll download it from PSN

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sonic1899
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 10:50:29 PM
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It's good to see Valve has a change of heart. It's even BETTER to watch more developers wanting to shift focus towards the PS3.

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:11:41 PM
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Valve doing something useful? Is this a late April Fools Day joke?

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:14:19 PM

No, just the reality I and millions of PC gamers have been living in for well over a decade.

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:46:40 PM

Like Valve or not they have been around for ever it seems and aren't likely going anywhere anytime soon even with their lack of PS3 support.

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 9:57:21 AM

Now that they are on the right track they might start on HL2:Ep3 instead or rehashing L4D.

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sticklife
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:15:40 PM
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I want this game very bad, but I doubt it will. They're jerks.

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:47:45 PM
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I got the Orange Box cheap and only played Half Life then pawned it off to a co worker.

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Fane1024
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 3:04:39 PM

If you were going to play one part of TOB, you should have chosen Portal. I'd rate it MUCH higher than HL2, which seemed totally dated to me.

After a strong start, the story elements disappeared for WAY too long and it became another boring, linear shooting gallery. I lost any desire to continue, despite wanting to know how the story developed.

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kraygen
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 12:43:37 AM
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Never played the first one and I have a slight anti-valve problem, so not sure if this should matter.

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dveisalive
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 12:55:50 AM
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This game should be no sweat to make, it runs of their proprietary engine and doesnt even use cell to its full power and I WANT THIS GAME!!!!!!!!! for PS3!!!!!11111

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SvenMD
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 1:00:46 AM
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I got the orange box when it came out because I had always wanted to play HL2 and didn't have a good PC. My justification was that I was getting 5 games for the price of 1.... And that's a nice deal. Portal was definitely the best part of that package and I have been waiting for portal 2 ever since. I don't think it suffered as bad from the crappy port mechanics like the main game did.

Even though I REALLY want this game, I don't think I could pay $60 bucks just for portal 2.

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___________
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 2:33:41 AM
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it cant be this months PSM3 because the front cover for that is apparently F.E.A.R 3.
maybe its a photoshop job since the last gameinformer mag actually had portal 2 as the cover page, just seems a little coincidental to have gameinformer one month than PSM3 the one after.
i mean how often is it that a game gets a front cover twice in a row?

i have no doubt valve will release a game on the ps3, i remember reading a article a year or so ago saying they have hired quite a few highly trained ps3 programmers to work on half life 3.
valve are working on a new engine for that game, their finally putting the source engine to bed, so it just makes seance to release a new engine on all platforms.
creating a new engine for just the PC and 360 would be really stupid, and since this is EA were talking about i cant see them allowing valve to keep their games off the ps3.
ea needs all the cash cows they can get!

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PhilipJWitow
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 2:35:48 AM
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Weird. The only thing against this being fact is the fact that it's mentioned in a tiny sentence on the front cover.

You'd think a huge unveil like Portal 2 would be frontpage news wouldn't you? Or at least an article by itself or something, but rather it looks like just another game tacked on with the rest of the games. :\

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daizycutter
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 4:20:57 AM
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valve treats the ps3 like a red-headed step child!

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Imagi
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 4:53:36 AM

Or like a Salad Bar.

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Imagi
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 4:52:58 AM
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I loved Portal, but that was when I was mainly a PC games player, not sure how some of the fast moves would be translated on the gamepad, but then I was going for speed challenges. May just have to run this game via crossover on my Linux machine if the PS3 version is poor again.

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SvenMD
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 9:03:59 AM

Since I never played it on the PC, Idont know what that experience is like. But I can say that I didn't have a problem with the controls on the PS3 version.

Even after saying that.... I think most first person games would be better from a control stanpoint on a PC with a mouse and kb.

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Imagi
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 10:52:39 AM

They are, I do miss the Mouse and Kb, I was really hoping that the game devs would get their act together and add support since the PS3 works with a USB KB and mouse without issue, UT had the support though it felt laggy.

I must be asking too much though as the game dev's even after all this time still find it impossible to even let the gamer customise the buttons to their liking forcing us to use their button scheme layout.

LAME!!!!!

Very

Very

LAME!!!

FFS this in not the 1980's

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Kingharris
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 7:47:47 AM
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No thanks. The only thing Valve is good for is Steam, and come to think of it Free-Weekends, funnily enough there is a Modern Warfare 2 Weekend going on now.

Which does not work.

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Mamills
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 8:36:10 AM
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i hope its true
portal is an amazing game

i hate valve for pretty much boycotting PS3, but portal is soo cool.

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Karosso
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 9:23:00 AM
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I guess Gabe is getting hungry again.

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Alienange
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 12:49:46 PM
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This had better be a cheap PSN release because no chance in hell I'm paying $60 for Portal 2.

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556pineapple
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 2:17:18 PM

If you're worried about the length of the game, I read that this one is supposed to be a lot longer than the first one. The first one was more of an experiment to see how people liked the concept.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 3:30:45 PM

The Orange Box is one of the best game combos you can buy. I don't see anyone else including multiple NEW games together and charging less than the cost of one new game.

It's pretty clear the 2nd Portal will be far more than the original and worthy of a stand alone price.

Don't kid us, even if it was cheap and on the PSN you still wouldn't buy it.

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Alienange
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 6:19:47 PM

I bought The Orange Box for both PC and PS3. Believe me, Portal 2 is on my radar despite the "corporate pig" that runs Valve. Still, at full retail box price, it certainly doesn't have as big an appeal as the first one.

Saying it's longer than the first one is like saying Tetris 2 is longer than the first one. It's just a bunch of puzzles. The original's length was one of its strengths.

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convergecrew
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 1:38:44 PM
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There was absolutely nothing wrong with the Portal port in the PS3 version of the Orange Box. Im sure anyone whos actually played it would be able to testify.

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556pineapple
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 2:13:37 PM

I almost agree with you 100%. I did experience an occasional, but very annoying sound glitch, kind of hard to describe, but it was basically like an inconsistent buzz, with very sharp clicks in it. It would only last for a minute or two at a time, and it still played the normal audio, but it was very distracting in my opinion. Other than that, and slow load times, it was alright.

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556pineapple
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 2:16:02 PM
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I'm not getting my hopes up, but it would be nice if they brought it to the PS3. If I have a better PC by the time it comes out, I'll still get it for that, but if not, it would be nice to have a compatible platform for it.

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BeezleDrop
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 4:21:47 PM
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Portal 2 is on my very large list of anticipated games coming out later this year. For what it is worth now, The Orange Box is a complete steal. I really didn't see or experience any major issues on my PS3 copy. I grew up playing Half Life so I need Episode 3!! Need it!

Valve isn't going to bring it to the PS3, instead of choosing that, they chose to Develop it for Macs! That is just way too sad in my opinion.

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DemonNeno
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 7:25:37 PM
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Eh, I'm not fooled by Valves attempt to make anything for the PS3. It'll be plagued with issues. It'll load slower than a Pentium Pro 200mhz PC. It'll burp artifacts. It'll lack shaders and detailed textiles.

Regardless, I'll probably still be on Heavenly Sword trying to get the hang of this motion controlled Kia bow crap. I was ready to put my controller through a window last night!

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thj_1980
Sunday, April 11, 2010 @ 12:36:48 PM
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Hopefully they don't screw this one up like the orange box!

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