Portal 2 to have cross platform coop!

#1 Posted by Masonvd (184 posts) -
#2 Posted by Druminator (1808 posts) -

Been wanting games to do this.

#3 Posted by gamb1t (992 posts) -

So this is going to be the first game to be able to do this? This will revolutionize online gaming! 
 
I think this will put confusion towards lan tournaments in the future.

#4 Posted by EpicSteve (6910 posts) -

It's a crazy world we live in.

#5 Posted by Jack268 (3368 posts) -
@gamb1t said:
" So this is going to be the first game to be able to do this? This will revolutionize online gaming!   I think this will put confusion towards lan tournaments in the future. "

nope
#6 Posted by Berezov (556 posts) -
@gamb1t said:
" So this is going to be the first game to be able to do this? This will revolutionize online gaming!   I think this will put confusion towards lan tournaments in the future. "
I think Shadowrun did this but if you're speaking about a significant release then yes you're totally right.
#7 Posted by mordukai (7801 posts) -
@EpicSteve said:
" It's a crazy world we live in. "
The world's fine, It's the people in it who are crazy. 
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#8 Posted by OneAndOnlyBigE (468 posts) -

Forgive my ignorance, but why not with the 360 also?

#9 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (1921 posts) -

I knew it ... thats the reason for the delay right there. And its a perfect game to do it too. Portal 2 is not competetive so you dont have to worry about artificially putting shackles on the PC gamer (like Shadowrun did). Love it ... I still think too many people dont get what steamworks for the PS3 really means for that crowd.

#10 Posted by RobotHamster (4236 posts) -

That's really awesome, now I have to decide which version to get.

#11 Posted by Rockdalf (1328 posts) -
@OneAndOnlyBigE said:
" Forgive my ignorance, but why not with the 360 also? "
Because PS3 is a more open console for developers, thus Valve included steamworks support on the PS3 version.  So it would seem the 360 version will NOT be the platform of choice for once.
#12 Posted by spazmaster666 (2060 posts) -
@Rockdalf said:
Because PS3 is a more open console for developers, thus Valve included steamworks support on the PS3 version.  So it would seem the 360 version will NOT be the platform of choice for once. "
Actually the PC was always the platform of choice for Valve games. Anyway, while this is an interesting development, I don't really have many friends on PSN so this feature won't be of much use to me.
#13 Posted by benjaebe (2870 posts) -

While this shouldn't really come as a surprise since they've been talking about it since June, I'm also rather hesitant to believe that a small Wordpress blog would pick up on this from EA and not a larger publication.

#14 Posted by Rockdalf (1328 posts) -
@spazmaster666 said:
" @Rockdalf said:
Because PS3 is a more open console for developers, thus Valve included steamworks support on the PS3 version.  So it would seem the 360 version will NOT be the platform of choice for once. "
Actually the PC was always the platform of choice for Valve games. Anyway, while this is an interesting development, I don't really have many friends on PSN so this feature won't be of much use to me. "
I don't think that was ever really arguable.  From the context of my statement, I was inferring to console players.
#15 Posted by Masonvd (184 posts) -

Don't forget FF11 also had cross platform online play between the PS2 and PC, maybe 360 too but I don't remember. 

#16 Posted by EVO (4027 posts) -

Kinda funny how Valve did a complete 180 on the PS3. Not long ago they wouldn't even touch it, but now they're embracing it with open arms.

#17 Posted by s7evn (1067 posts) -
@EVO said:
" Kinda funny how Valve did a complete 180 on the PS3. Not long ago they wouldn't even touch it, but now they're embracing it with open arms. "
I guess it shows what can happen when you put forth the effort to learn to program for a new system.
#18 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2729 posts) -

Thats gonna be so damn awesome!
#19 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

Microsoft won't allow steamworks in the game the bypass the certifications the games get for updates and other stuff, which sucks

#20 Posted by kitsunezeta (77 posts) -
@s7evn said:
" @EVO said:
" Kinda funny how Valve did a complete 180 on the PS3. Not long ago they wouldn't even touch it, but now they're embracing it with open arms. "
I guess it shows what can happen when you put forth the effort to learn to program for a new system. "
Part of it is that Sony's letting Valve actually implement steamworks on the PS3 (which is what's allowing the cross-platform co-op, if I'm reading the article right). The other part is that (last I checked) Sony is trying to make it easier to program for the PS3 (which, while still a nightmare to do, seems to have gotten somewhat easier)
#21 Posted by guiseppe (2843 posts) -

Sweet.

#22 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5878 posts) -

Well then, I guess I know which system I'm getting it for

#23 Posted by Kyreo (4683 posts) -

Hopefully it's done as well as it was done with Shadowrun.

#24 Posted by withateethuh (766 posts) -

I wish they'd do that for the 360 so I can play with my  friends since I'm getting this on the PC.

#25 Posted by afrofools (1390 posts) -

If two players are exactly the same skill level, and one is on the PC and the other on the console, the PC guy will win most of the time, due to mouse precision. 
 
But this would not be a problem in Portal 2 because the players co-operate rather than compete (though I expect there may be a competitive mode).

#26 Posted by OmegaPirate (5642 posts) -

Whoa! that's awesome! 
 
Picking up the pc and ps3 version (for superior one / trophy love) and being able to play co-op on seperate screens with the mrs?! I love valve. 
 
I really hope this comes true, if they are able to get this level of integration through steam works on the ps3, who knows what other things they could do!

#27 Posted by OtakuGamer (1366 posts) -

Impressive but I'm still getting it for the 360. 

#28 Posted by iam3green (14368 posts) -

that will be cool for them to do that. i plan on getting it for the PC. this is one thing that answered my question on why steam was coming to the ps3.

#29 Posted by Enigma777 (6228 posts) -

I doubt it.

#30 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -

This is good news, won't have to deal with the faggotry of XBL users.  At least PSN users have a higher chance of not saying anything at all.

#31 Posted by TooWalrus (13323 posts) -

That's cool, I still probably won't have bought a PS3 by then, but it's cool that it's in there.

#32 Posted by Baillie (4578 posts) -
@KaosAngel: Yeah, nice trolling. Seeing as this is a 2-Player Co-op game.
#33 Posted by Soapy86 (2672 posts) -

Still going to play it on 360.  
 
Unless I have a new PC by the time it comes out, which is doubtful. 

#34 Posted by benjaebe (2870 posts) -

Surely I can't be the only one bothered by the lack of sources or anyone else picking up the story, right?

#35 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -
@Baillie: L4D is a 4-player co-op game...and it is very "enjoyable" to say the least...with those kinds of people.
#36 Posted by JoyfullOFrockets (1206 posts) -

Would've been nice to have cross platform across all 3 systems. Still, a nice step forward.

#37 Posted by Baillie (4578 posts) -
@KaosAngel: What? You know we're talking about portal, right?
#38 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3521 posts) -

I imagine there is some behind the scenes reason for no 360 cross-co-op as well, but I think the Playstation Move would work something like this: 

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  Not as well, of course, since the tech is different. Anyways, I can see how Move could work better than just using a dual stick controller.
#39 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5703 posts) -

Tempting, but most of my friends play on the 360. I might get both versions like I did with Resident Evil 5, depending if I know people on the PS3/PC that get it.

#40 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3521 posts) -
@Baillie: I think his point was that co-op games can have just as much "faggotry" (as he put it) as competitive multiplayer, since L4D can have some really annoying players. Don't mind him though. He just loves to troll these days. I liked him much more two years ago.
#41 Posted by Baillie (4578 posts) -
@Origina1Penguin: He's been trolling for as long as I can remember, lol.
#42 Edited by emem (2047 posts) -
@OmegaPirate said:

" Whoa! that's awesome!  Picking up the pc and ps3 version (for superior one / trophy love) and being able to play co-op on seperate screens with the mrs?! I love valve.  I really hope this comes true, if they are able to get this level of integration through steam works on the ps3, who knows what other things they could do! "

Yes! You're right, it would be really cool if you've got only one PC at home and a PS3. 
 
I thought about cross platform gaming a lot and it could be great for a number of games, but not for competitive gaming. Well, maybe if they would add mouse + keyboard support for the PS3 (like Eagle Eye seems to do, haven't tried it) versions of games, otherwise it would just be unfair in first and third person shooters.
#43 Posted by Red12b (9338 posts) -

AWESOME!

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#44 Posted by OmegaPirate (5642 posts) -
@emem: Indeed - i wouldnt hold my breath too much for keyboard and mouse support - i remember red alert 3 came out on the ps3 a long time after the 360 version  - and even though it was dubbed 'ultimate edition' and came with all the bells, whistles, extra videos 1080p etc. It had no Keyboard and mouse support.  
For the life of my i don't know why they didnt include it! If there was one console game that was going to be putting it to good use it's a god damn RTS! 
 
That being said, the PS3 version of Unreal Tournament 3 DID allow KB+M and in fact went as far as to allow a search filter when looking for online games to include servers that had KB+M enabled - meaning you could find purely gamepad - Purely KB+M or a mixture of both if you wanted! showing it actually is possible to try and add some kind of balance between the two!
#45 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -
@Bloodgraiv3 said:
" Thats gonna be so damn awesome! "
#46 Posted by emem (2047 posts) -
@OmegaPirate: Yep, I'm really curious to see if they will manage to release a RTS game for controllers that's actually fun to play. Tested.com just recently showed a video about Portal 2 and the Razer Hydra motion controller and I remember Norm saying something about how it will work with FPS and RTS games (him being skeptical hearing about it of course).
 
It would probably be okay to have servers which allow mouse and keyboard for the PS3, but I'd imagine that most people who only play with gamepads would not enjoy playing competitive multiplayer against players with mouse and keyboard. 
#47 Posted by JeanLuc (3794 posts) -

Thats really cool. Its not really going to effect me since everyone I know is buying the game on the PC, but its still an awesome feature to include. Hopefully valve can continue this trend and make it a common thing.

#48 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

It would be extremely cool if the 360 and PS3 both had steam works and online games would go through that to be cross platform, maybe next generation.

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