PlayStation 3 Portal 2 Owners to Receive Free Steam Copy

January 18, 2011

By Jimmy Thang

Gamers who purchase the PlayStation 3 edition of Portal 2 will receive a free digital Steam copy, Valve revealed.

Unlike the original Portal, Portal 2 will feature a two-player cooperative campaign. The Washington-based developer revealed that this announcement would enable cross-platform chat and online play between the two mediums, features that are still rare in this day and age.

“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.”

PS3 owners of the game will be able to obtain their free Steam copy simply by linking their PSN and Steam Accounts.

Portal 2

"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."

Portal fans, PlayStation 3 and PC owners alike, can get their hands on the highly-anticipated 3D-puzzler come April.