Valve to release Portal 2 level editor next year

Come next year, Portal 2 players will be drowning in new levels; Valve has made the news of an official level editor being released for the puzzler as official as can be.

It is “in development and targeted for release early next year,” they say in an announcement.

As seen in the first screenshots in the gallery here, it’ll be an easy to use one, too, with a simple isometric view of the chamber and usable items listed on the right hand side.

Valve doesn’t specifically mention whether this will be available for PC only or if console owners can stretch their grey matters as well, though the user interface looks to be one that would certainly work on a gamepad just fine.