I may have mentioned earlier that one of the benefits of portal 2 will be cross platform multiplayer and the support of steam cloud, but Valve has announced some amazing additions to the features. When you buy Portal 2 for the PS3, you will be able to link your steam and your PSN account together giving you 2 benefits
1. Free steamplay enabled copy of Portal 2 for the PC.
2. You will be able to chat / play with your PC steam friends on Portal 2 from your PS3.
Gabe Newell stated
“We made a promise to gamers at E3 that Portal 2 for the PlayStation 3 would be the best console version of the product,” said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. “Working together 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.”
“We designed the Portal 2 PS3 experience to be very straightforward for gamers,” said Josh Weier, project lead on Portal 2 at Valve. “PS3 gamers will be able to simply drop the Blu-Ray disc in the PS3, link to their Steam account from inside the game, and all their Steam friends (on PC and Mac) will be visible and accessible for chat and game invites.”Advertisement
With a release date of April 22nd in US and April 25th in the UK for PC / 360 and PS3 this is probably one of the most anticipated multiplayer games I am hoping for.