Portal 2’s recent Perpetual Testing DLC is proving quite popular. In just a few days since its release on Tuesday, users have created a staggering 35,000 new test chambers for the game.
Of course, there’s no accounting for quality but as Blair noted earlier, this new easier method of creating maps makes it quick and simple to throw something together. Thankfully, Valve has made it just as simple to find, download and install the maps to your PC or Mac version of the game.
Created levels have apparently been downloaded 1.3 million times.
User generated content on the PC has been an active scene for some time but even so, 35,000 maps in just a few days seems like quite a high level of activity to me. Valve must be quite pleased with themselves too, they’re having a sale to celebrate.
Portal 2’s price has already been slashed and is available for around a fiver. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is being cut in price by 33% and many Team Fortress 2 goodies will be discounted by 50%.
It’s highly unlikely that the editor will ever make the leap to consoles but we can still dream that we’ll be given access to the created maps one day. Perhaps even in collated bundles showing off the best ones out there?
Source: Press release