Has Valve said whether or not you can co-op with one "copy" of the game. By that I mean, can I buy the PS3 and then play co-op with a friend with that copy and the PC copy you get with it? Is the PC code tied to your PS3 version, or is it just a PC code like the ones that will come with the physical PC copies?
Can you co-op between one copy of the game?
They said on the playstation blog somewhere, that you'll only be able to play it on one "device" at a time. so you can't play it on your psn account on ps3 and your steam account on pc at the same time because they are tied to each other. I don't know if you'll be able to play it on a different psn that's not tied to your steam account while you play on pc though.
split screen on PC would be a cool extra feature. one person uses kb/m, the other uses xbox controller.
" You link your ps3 account to your steam, so itll show you as online if you are logged on the ps3. Other than that I don't think Valve has mentioned cross platform multiplayer. "People playing on Windows, MacOS X, and PS3 will be able to play together.
" No. Your PC version and PS3 version will be linked to the same Steam account, so you won't be able to play against yourself. "Damn! This is exactly what I was hoping to do. Me on the PS3 and my son on the PC playing co-op. This definitely takes some of the luster off of the deal for me.
There is one method I've considered though. As convoluted as it is, it should work in theory as long as there isn't extra security in place to prevent it.
It requires the two people who want to play together to have individual PSN and Steam accounts. Have both of them link their respective PSN and Steam accounts through the PS3 version. Then have the person who wants to play on Steam redeem the code that comes in the case. That way there is no redundancy and both have access to cross-platform play at the same time. Still wont know for sure until the game comes out and someone attempts it.
Portal 2 PS3 basically brings your very Steam account to the PS3, you log onto your existing one or create a new. You own Portal 2 PS3, you own Portal 2 PC. Saved games can be exchanged between the two, so you cannot give your PC Portal 2 away because it sits on your account - which is the way you play it on the PS3. As they intended.
" @MattyFTM said:Can't you and your son play split screen co-op on the PS3?" No. Your PC version and PS3 version will be linked to the same Steam account, so you won't be able to play against yourself. "Damn! This is exactly what I was hoping to do. Me on the PS3 and my son on the PC playing co-op. This definitely takes some of the luster off of the deal for me. "
@SJSchmidt93: I don't think you'd be able to do it, because for all intents and purposes, the PS3 is just another computer that your steam install sits on, and you haven't ever been able to play co-op on one account between two PCs (to my knowledge). It'd be pretty cool of valve if they found a way around that though, given that play on the PS3 is going to require a physical disc. ...probably too much room for account-sharing abuse, though. Too bad.
" @Dad_Is_A_Zombie said:Unfortunately no. I only have the one controller the system came with. I guess I have to choose between $50 for another controller or $50 for another copy of Portal 2 for us to play." @MattyFTM said:Can't you and your son play split screen co-op on the PS3? "" No. Your PC version and PS3 version will be linked to the same Steam account, so you won't be able to play against yourself. "Damn! This is exactly what I was hoping to do. Me on the PS3 and my son on the PC playing co-op. This definitely takes some of the luster off of the deal for me. "
-Create a Steam account to link with your main psn account. *DO NOT REDEEM YOUR STEAM COPY ON THIS ACCOUNT.*
-Make an alternate PSN account, then link it to an alternate Steam account.
-Redeem your Steam copy onto the alternate Steam account.
Wouldn't you be able to play with yourself then? After all you would be using two different steam accounts.
I was wondering the same thing. Has anyone tried that method and got cross platform play working between the 2. would be cool if someone has already tried it in case i waste my code for nothing.It was said early on. You can not play Your Ps3 version with the Free PC copy.
You can play co-op with one copy. Your PSN account does link to your Steam account, but if you make a new PSN account and link that to a new Steam account, that account can use the PS3 copy and your main account can use the PC copy.
(NOTE: I have not tried this, but someone said they tried it and you could, and I see no way for it to not work.)
I've done it, it works. It requires two PSN and two Steam accounts. I redeemed the Steam code on my main Steam account and linked it with my main PSN account. Then I linked my alt. Steam account with my alt. PSN account.
I can also confirm its possible to play with a single PS3 copy of Portal 2 that comes with Steam DIgital Download.
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