How do you make a near perfect game even more perfect? User-made content usually does the trick, otherwise it’s just a case of adding zombies where there were no zombies before. With Valve’s sequel to the pride of The Orange Box months away from international release, news of user-created Portal 2 levels being available on all formats has just warped in.
Chet Faliszek from Valve confirmed in an interview that PC won’t be the only games machine to playing DIY content. “The mod tools have to stay on the PC side just because there’s a bunch of depedencies that require the Windows platform,” Faliszek said. “But the content that comes out is agnostic, and so we will be seeing that on all the platforms. Depending on the platform you’re on I should say, will depend on how we’re delivering it.”
Ok, so you still need a PC to actually design the levels, but try to imagine working on a prize level all afternoon without a mouse and a keyboard. The idea just makes me shudder. The PS3’s recently revealed partnership with Steam will probably be the most obvious way that the content will be delivered, but for the Xbox 360, it’ still unclear.
Portal 2 will be released in April this year.