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Valve Mentions Portal 3. TSA Cries.

Happy tears. HAPPY.

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.

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47 Comments
  1. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    I think you are getting a tad excited about nothing.

    Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:19.
    • JoshHood
      Small briefcase w*nker
      Since: Forever

      Yeah I think it was more an off-hand way of saying that they might be doing 3D in their games in the future, just not with Portal 2.

      Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:22.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        I think the it’s reasonable to expect 3rd parties (especially one’s new to the platform) to wait it out and let others take the risk and look at adoption rates before potentially wasting money on expensive new techniques.

        Although I think a Portal type game and its puzzling elements could be a good fit for 3D

        Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:34.
    • Person678
      BOOM! Headshot!
      Since: Jan 2009

      Seconded. This is about as surprising as saying theres guns in the next Call of Duty.

      Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:22.
      • 3shirts
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        But the next CoD is called Modern Bitchfight so won’t have guns

        Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:26.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        I hear it is going feature a multiplayer handbag action.

        Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:34.
      • 3shirts
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        Yep and a “Next sale” skirmish mode

        Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:40.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Good lord, no mere mortal would survive the “Next sale” skirmish!!

        Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 14:14.
  2. ProjectJAY
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    L4D2 on PS3 this late in the game? Doubts. But I’m glad to see one of the world’s best developers finally giving the fat chick in this love triangle of a console generation a fighting chance.

    Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:19.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      The PS3′s a better shag anyway.

      Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:20.
      • 3shirts
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        You know what they say; Fat girls are like mopeds… fun to ride until your mates find out

        Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:22.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Once you admit to being a video gamer you can get away with anything.

        Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:29.
      • nemesisND1derboy
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        Hahaha I like that one…permission to use it? :)

        Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:31.
    • JoshHood
      Small briefcase w*nker
      Since: Forever

      The game’s not even been out a year – we’ve seen much longer platform exclusivity deals.

      Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:41.
  3. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    The fact that mentioning Portal 3 doesn’t make is so (which I realise you appreciate), the article is extremely positive compared to 6/12/18 months ago. Lovely to see that Valve have finally embraced the PS3 and that major titles will now (hopefully) appear on both HD consoles.

    Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:19.
    • JesseDeya
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      True, but in many ways the article was disappointing too. Embracing the PS3 but NOT making their game 3D or support Move is not really embracing the PS3.

      Portal is a type of game that would be mind blowing in 3D!! And tell me it doesn’t simply beg to have Move support – BEGS I TELLS YOU!

      Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 23:22.
  4. Nauraph
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    I’m not sure if I’m even gonna like Portal 2.
    The first Portal was absolutely brilliant, but I think that was because of the originality. And there is no way Portal 2 can surpass that, I think.

    Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:20.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      I agree but I’m approaching it like a film sequel. I don’t expect it to be as good but am still looking forward to what they do with it.

      Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:24.
  5. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    Oh come on, let’s keep some perspective here. It was just a turn of phrase.

    Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:22.
    • Stitch
      Friendly
      Since: Mar 2009

      Better title than ‘portal 2 not 3D though’, it’s not really news i agree but i enjoyed reading the article nonetheless.

      Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 17:43.
  6. BIGAL-1992
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    That’s a bit too far into the future there about Portal 3. I want Episode 3 of Half-life 2 to come out!

    Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:26.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      I think it’s due at the same time as Duke Nukem Forever

      Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:27.
  7. hairfreax
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    I wonder if i will ever get excited about any Portal game

    Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 13:38.
  8. retro_
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Whilst this isn’t news at all really, I am eager to see how Valve’s development on PS3 works out. I’m guessing their PS3 dev team are not wet behind the ears and I’d suspect that SONY are bending over backwards to help Valve in any way. Whatever, I’m looking forward to playing the results.

    Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 14:00.
  9. retro_
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Id also like to know what made Valve change their mind with regards to the PS3. Id like to think that they saw UC2 running and thought ‘Holy Crap, that looks so good, we MUST start developing for PS3′, although I’m guessing it’s the old Money carrot really :(

    Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 14:03.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Sony paying with cake was the clincher.

      Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 15:31.
  10. DrNate86
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Please god let them release L4D2 on the PS3!

    Comment posted on 28/07/2010 at 14:20.

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