Portal 2 DLC coming in summer

Valve's pleasing puzzler is to get some manner of downloadable content this summer, which will be unveiled next week.


If you've already bested every Portal 2 test chamber and are clamouring for more puzzling merriment, developer Valve has good news for you.

"We will be announcing some DLC for it, so folks can keep a look out for more content coming this summer," Valve VP of marketing Doug Lombardi told Fast Company. "We'll be putting more details out about that in a week or so."

It would seem likely that the new content will focus on Portal 2's multiplayer side, as it's set up to be the part with staying power and already offers paid cosmetic character customisation options. More single-player content would of course also be welcome, mind.

The term "DLC" won't necessarily mean Valve charges for the new content, though, as it's also how the developer described big content updates for Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. These were all free on PC and Mac, but console players did have to pay for them. It'll be interesting to see if Valve's chummy Portal 2 partnership with Sony will result in anything different for PlayStation 3 owners.

Lombardi also has good news for fans of Portal 2's comic and splendid trailers, saying that the DLC will be supported "with more videos or more comics."

Portal 2 was released on PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PS3 last week, and is lovely. Point your peepers at our review for more words about how it's lovely.

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    April 28, 2011 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Portal 2 DLC coming in summer.

    Valve's pleasing puzzler is to get some manner of downloadable content this summer, which will be unveiled next week.

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      April 28, 2011 6:04 AM

      DLC already? Pre-order retroactively canceled!

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      April 28, 2011 6:14 AM

      Can't wait :D

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      April 28, 2011 6:20 AM

      Actually, if it's free on PC it will be free on PS3, otherwise it would be pointless having a linked copy on the PC with linked achievements/stats etc.

      The Xbox 360 version is the issue.

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        April 28, 2011 6:30 AM

        They'll likely have to charge on the PS3 since Sony charges the developer for hosting and bandwidth. Unless that "chummy Portal 2 partnership" can grease Sony into actually working to support the PS2/Steam link.

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      April 28, 2011 6:32 AM

      I'll pay up. Tug on my teets valve!

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      April 28, 2011 6:35 AM

      Good, was really hoping they'd support the coop like they have L4D and TF2.

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        April 28, 2011 6:37 AM

        I hope they release some of those 60 (!!) chambers they removed while retasking the game.

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          April 28, 2011 6:38 AM

          Tainted Love (but true)...

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        April 28, 2011 7:14 AM

        screw coop. I want advanced chambers for SP.

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          April 28, 2011 7:20 AM

          Overall I enjoyed the coop more than the SP personally. But I certainly wouldn't complain if we got more SP levels.

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          April 28, 2011 8:17 AM

          Oooh yes. Advanced chambers. Maybe an entire pack for the reflex portal people.

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      April 28, 2011 6:39 AM


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      April 28, 2011 7:49 AM

      This is probably the only DLC I would ever buy, assuming it's more levels.

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        April 28, 2011 7:59 AM

        nope, cool armor and flair pieces for the robots

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      April 28, 2011 7:56 AM

      Incoming sadist levels.

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      April 28, 2011 8:53 AM

      :( I like valve singles, that new l4d'esque coop stuff is making me a sad panda

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      April 28, 2011 10:00 AM

      MORE HATS!

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      April 28, 2011 2:45 PM

      Meh. Don't care about multiplayer...will go log in to my mmo of choice for that fix. Don't care about the store.

      Want more SP content and more challenging puzzles. Get back to me on that Valve. We're done here.

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      April 28, 2011 11:26 PM

      i think the end of the third paragraph is missing a word or two.

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