Portal 2 will have cross platform play! (PS3,PC,MAC)

#1 Posted by swamplord666 (1762 posts) -

from develop:


Steam studio breaks new ground with PS3/PC/Mac multiplayer capability


Valve has revealed that its hotly-anticipated upcoming title Portal 2 will be released with a cross-platform capability allowing gamers to use multiplayer across the PS3, PC and Mac platforms.

Players on all three platforms will also have the ability to chat online and PS3 owners will be able to upload their saved games to a cloud-based storage system.

The PS3 version of the game will also include a Steam code to allow buyers to download and install the game on PC.

“We made a promise to gamers at E3 that Portal 2 for PS3 would be the best console version of the product,” said Valve president and co-founder Gabe Newell.

“Working with Sony we have identified a set of features we believe are very compelling to gamers. We hope to expand upon the foundation being laid in Portal 2 with more Steam features and functionality in DLC and future content releases.”

Portal 2 project lead Josh Weier added: “PS3 gamers will be able to simply drop the Blu-ray disc into the PS3 and link to their Steam account from inside the game.

"All their Steam friends on PC and Mac will be visible and accessible for chat and game invites.”

   
The biggest question that I am asking myself at this point is why Xbox 360 was excluded?  In any case, even if I think that playing a valve game on anything other than a PC is heresy,  this is a great feature for PS3 users. Any step to bring the global gaming community together is a good one.
#2 Edited by B0nd07 (1699 posts) -

Already a thread on this.
 
And to answer your question:  in short, it's mainly because Microsoft won't allow Steamworks on the 360.

#3 Posted by swamplord666 (1762 posts) -
@B0nd07: Ah thank you. Release the thread lockers!
#4 Posted by MOAB (410 posts) -
@swamplord666 said:
" from develop:



Valve has revealed that its hotly-anticipated upcoming title Portal 2 will be released with a cross-platform capability allowing gamers to use multiplayer across the PS3, PC and Mac platforms.   

i have a feeling that's gonna have issues
#5 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -

Such an awesome thing. 

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