Ever since playing the first Portal, I have wanted a way to torture other people with test chambers of my own creation. Apparently I wasn’t the only one with a devious streak as Valve is prepping a level creation tool for Portal 2 with the possibility of the ever pleasant GLaDOS as an assistant.
From within the latest update to Geoff Keighley’s The Final Hours of Portal 2 app, Valve reveals they are crafting a “Photoshop for test chambers” which lets players create and utilize content without having to leave the confines of the game itself. It is even quite possible GLaDOS will be there, looking over the level creator’s shoulder, offering ‘helpful’ input.
“The writers are even discussing the idea of adding a personality to the editor,” explained Keighley. “[I]magine what it would be like to have GLaDOS berate you every time you spell something incorrectly in Microsoft Word and you’ll have a sense of where this can go.”