Portal 2 PS3 Edition To Have Cross-Platform Play, Other Steam Features

Nice, it looks like the PS3 version of Portal 2 won’t stink on ice—something that can’t be said about the Xbox 360 version of Team Fortress 2. (Though that’s hardly Valve’s fault, having to play by Microsoft’s silly Xbox Live rules.) PS3 owners can look forward to cross-platform (PC/Mac vs. PS3) gameplay in multi-player mode, Steam Cloud-based storage of saved games (eh…), and cross-platform chat.

This is the first time Steam features find their way on a console. I take umbrage with Valve calling the PS3 a “next-generation” console, however: four years into a cycle hardly signifies “next-gen.” But that’s just a foible of mine.

Valve says it’s working with Sony to make the PS3 version of the game actually worth playing, which relates to what I said a second ago regarding the Xbox 360 version of Team Fortress: it’s not even worth your time. Clearly Sony knows having a decent version of the game could be a selling point for people who aren’t into PC gaming.

Should everything go according to plan the game should be available in April. Fingers crossed, etc.