Valve has just set the game on fire today by announcing the Steam features shipping with the PlayStation 3 (PS3) version of Portal 2. This will mark the debut of Steam functioning on any next generation console, the features shipping in the PS3 version of Portal 2 include cross platform play (PC/Mac vs. PS3) for multiplayer games, persistent cloud-based storage of PS3 saved games, and cross platform chat (PC/Mac and PS3).
In addition, those who purchase Portal 2 for the PlayStation 3 may unlock a Steam Play (PC & Mac) copy of Portal 2 at no additional cost by linking their PSN and Steam accounts.
The Valve team said they wanted it to be very straightforward for PS3 gamers to use and they said “PS3 gamers will be able to simply drop the Blu-Ray disc in the PS3, link to their Steam account from inside the game, and all their Steam friends (on PC and Mac) will be visible and accessible for chat and game invites.”
These features are made possible through the use of Steam, Valve’s platform for the delivery and management of games and digital content. Portal 2 is due for release on the PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and Xbox 360 this April. This is awesome and to me makes Portal 2 set for game of the year if they pull this off properly. Now what do you all think of that?