The first Portal is a modern masterpiece – we said so and lots of you agreed. The second one, with its literal fresh lick of paint, looks likely to be just as utterly fabulous. But both games are like so 2010, with Valve casually mentioning a third in the series to PSM3 Magazine in their September issue (picked up by stablemates CVG).
After Valve boss Gabe Newell’s shock appearance during Sony’s E3 press conference this year, he’s been vocally positive of the PlayStation 3, and when asked by the magazine about whether Portal 2 would support 3D, he teased that we’ve “have to wait for Portal 3”. Portal 3. Read that again. Portal 3. Now, breathe.
“Having a dedicated PS3 team allows us to build our PS3 products internally,” said Valve’s marketing head Doug Lombardi, “which we feel is critical for delivering the highest quality version of our products.” A turnaround indeed for a studio that has publicly dismissed the PS3 in the past.
He also ruled out Move support for the sequel to Portal, but he’s not giving a blank ‘no’ to Left For Dead 2 on the platform.”Who knows what the future will bring?” said Lombardi.
We are still crying.