Saturday, 28 April 2012

PORTAL 2 map creator trailer

Normally the notion of a trailer for a year-old game's map creator could be dismissed as sheerest lunacy. However, when the game is Portal 2 and the trailer consists of a voice-over from the mighty Cave Johnson (played by J.K. Simmons) trying to rationalise the map creator's existing within the game's mythology (giant octopuses are involved), it becomes something very entertaining indeed:

“This is not a dramatization. An Earth where mollusks have created an advanced land-based society with wholly inappropriate bipedal keyboards is guaranteed to exist.”

The Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative will be released on 8 May 2012 and will be free for players of the game on PC and Mac. X-Box 360 and PlayStation 3 owners will not have access to it, although Valve are apparently looking at ways of integrating the new maps with the console versions of the game, so at least they can still play them.


Reid Kemper said...

Not for PS3 and Xbox 360 Portal 2 gamers? :(

Adam Whitehead said...

The creator isn't. I think Valve were saying they could put up user-created maps for the PS3 and 360, but the editor didn't work very well on the consoles. Not sure why, as it's positioning blocks. It shouldn't require pin-point, mouse-only precision.