Portal 2 delay- Time issues, or new mechanics?

Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

Just speculation here folks, but what do you think is the real reason behind the delay of Portal 2? I get the vague feeling that they are adding some (potentially dangerous) mechanic to the game, which is obviously a big deal. What about you folks out there, are we gunna have rocket jumping in Portal 2, or was there just a fire in the Valve office?

#1 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

Just speculation here folks, but what do you think is the real reason behind the delay of Portal 2? I get the vague feeling that they are adding some (potentially dangerous) mechanic to the game, which is obviously a big deal. What about you folks out there, are we gunna have rocket jumping in Portal 2, or was there just a fire in the Valve office?

#2 Posted by lubba (30 posts) -

If Valve ever released a game on time it would cause a rip in the Space-time continuum  

#3 Posted by masterherocard (419 posts) -

From what I've heard, the delay is to make the game worse.
#4 Posted by TheHT (10796 posts) -

Really, when Valve sets a release date it's usually actually a while after. Though Left4Dead2 wasn't all that late... :s

#5 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

They just like toying with my emotions, and I fall for it every time.

#6 Posted by Insectecutor (1176 posts) -

It's really hard to read what's coming out of valve at the moment. First it's "Yo come see Portal 2", then "Ooops no Portal 2 but a surprise", then "The surprise is Portal 2 related!"
 
I know Valve delay games all the time, but announcing a Portal 2 event, cancelling it for "something else", then releasing another press release to quell the speculation suggests they misjudged something pretty seriously. 
 
Either that or this is all part of some grand plan to confuse the public. Duke Nukem Forever exclusively on Steam. Calling it now.

#7 Posted by masterpaperlink (1829 posts) -

Its valve

#8 Posted by SL33TBL1ND (503 posts) -
@TheHT said:
" Really, when Valve sets a release date it's usually actually a while after. Though Left4Dead2 wasn't all that late... :s "
And that's why it wasn't their best game? So by that way of thinking EP3 will be the best fucking game ever.
#9 Posted by DCFGS3 (1054 posts) -

IMO they can take all the time they need, I trust they're not dumb enough to break it with some crazy new mechanic, but are instead possibly fleshing out the game to make it longer, or adding challenge levels or the like, and possibly they need to port it to consoles.

#10 Posted by SammydesinasNL (840 posts) -

They are adding an ending which can easily lead to episode 3.

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