Breaking: Portal 2 on PS3 Features Cross-Platform Play!

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Posted on January 17, 2011, Phil Hornshaw Breaking: Portal 2 on PS3 Features Cross-Platform Play!

Huge news from Valve: Portal 2 on Playstation 3 will feature full Steam functionality — meaning PC and Mac players and PS3 players will be capable of playing with one another in the game‘s cooperative mode.

The awesomeness doesn’t end there, however. Every Playstation 3 Portal 2 purchase will also net players a FREE copy of the game for PC and Mac. Yes, that’s free. Free, free, free, free, free Portal 2.

The Steam compatibility also means cloud-based saved games for PS3 players and cross-platform chat. Yup, you can talk to your Steam friends from your PS3 and vice-versa. Valve’s Gabe Newell said in a press release that more Steam/PS3 connectivity goodness is on the way in the future as well, adding more Steam functions to future DLC and content releases.

Here’s a shot across Microsoft’s bow if ever there was one. Steam is a huge PC community of gamers, and now they can play with their Sony-fan friends. Meanwhile, Xbox 360 gets zip. Seems it’s not all bad news and root key hacks over in the Sony camp these days. I hate to admit it, but I’ll be buying a PS3 copy of Portal 2 directly, and getting a refund on the Xbox 360 one I already bought.

Anybody else suddenly really, really excited about April?

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