Valve: User-created Portal 2 content will be playable on all platforms

Portal 2

According to a recent confirmation by Valve's Chet Falsizek, user-created content for Portal 2 will be playable on all the versions of the title, though the game-editing tools will remain a PC exclusive because of "a bunch of dependencies that require the Windows platform."

During the course of an interview with NowGamer, Falsizek explained that even while the tools for creating mods for Portal 2 will still be exclusive to the PC version of the game, "the content that comes out is agnostic, and so we will be seeing that on all the platforms."

Falsizek further elucidated that the specific delivery mechanism for the user-created content will be different across the PC, Mac, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the Portal 2 game, which is presently scheduled for an April 18 release.

Falsizek said that the method of delivery of the content on the different versions will largely depend on the platform. Though this means that the console gamers will probably not have the freedom to download any user levels they wish, Faliszek revealed that user content will be delivered to the PS3 users, at least, via Valve's online Steam network- which debuts on PS3 with Portal 2.

Meanwhile, talking about the sharing of user content with the entire player base of Portal 2, Falsizek said: "There's just a lot of value in engaging the community because they're smart, they're thinking of really cool things and we want to be able to have everyone share that."


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