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Wednesday, 19 January 2011 09:35

PS3 Portal 2 has cross platform play

Written by David Stellmack
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Steam functionality is the key reason
PlayStation 3 owners who buy Portal 2 will be in for a big treat, as the Steam functionality found in the title will allow for a number of key cross platform abilities that are new. The cross platform abilities of the title will allow for multiplayer play against PC and Mac users, as well cross platform chat.

The Steam features that are being added to the PS3 version of the title are the key reason why this is possible. PS3 Portal 2 owners will also be able to link their PSN accounts with their Steam accounts. Xbox 360 owners are out of luck, as they will get Portal 2 but none of the Steam cross platform functionality. (The game will also be released for the PC and Mac.)

As an added bonus, PS3 owners who buy Portal 2 will be able to unlock a full copy of the PC/Mac version of Portal 2 once they link their PSN and Steam accounts. It is a nice bonus for PS3 owners.

It is difficult to say how the addition of all of this Steam functionality will play out on the PS3 platform, but it does offer cross platform abilities that could make it very interesting for PS3 owners to check out when it arrives in April.


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+6 #1 Warhead 2011-01-19 12:11
Brilliant! I wish we could have more games like that, but i understand how difficult it is for developers to make it happen.

It would be interesting to see PC gamers agains console gamers competing in FPS games
 
 
+10 #2 B0GiE-uk- 2011-01-19 13:28
Quoting Warhead:
Brilliant! I wish we could have more games like that, but i understand how difficult it is for developers to make it happen.

It would be interesting to see PC gamers agains console gamers competing in FPS games


Ohh I would love that with PS3 and XBox players against us PC players. DOMINATION!!!!
 
 
+6 #3 123s 2011-01-19 13:29
@Warhead
Not it wouldnt, a medicre pc gamer would kill half of the server with console gamers because of the superiour controls.

Portal MP is coop, so its different.
 
 
+5 #4 Steve-O 2011-01-19 14:11
The people who play FPS on consoles, if they are serious, use a mouse and nunchuk combo ala Rocketfish.
 
 
-10 #5 Warrior24_7 2011-01-19 17:38
PC gamers don't have "control", you have point-n-click, and drag-n-drop. Plus EXPECT this game to be hacked up, and full of cheaters from the word go, from the PC side! ;-)
 
 
+5 #6 Haberlandt 2011-01-19 18:38
Most people will get Portal 2 only because of the single player campaign.
 
 
+2 #7 123s 2011-01-19 18:50
Cheaters in coop, i see...
 
 
+2 #8 yourma2000 2011-01-19 21:47
PS3 gamers would be doomed against PP gamers, it would be fairer if they played against xbox owners but they use their own online service so it's not possible :S
 
 
+7 #9 TechHog 2011-01-20 03:28
Quoting Warrior24_7:
PC gamers don't have "control", you have point-n-click, and drag-n-drop. Plus EXPECT this game to be hacked up, and full of cheaters from the word go, from the PC side! ;-)

... Why would people hack and cheat Portal 2? And did you forget that the PS3 is now wide open? God, if you're going to troll, at least make sense!
 

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