Portal 2 to get PS3 outing

Valve today announced that it will deliver Portal 2 on the PlayStation 3 alongside Mac and PC versions.

The PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2 will be the only console version to include the company's game management system, Steamworks.

"When the PlayStation 3 was introduced, I was the one of the platform's biggest critics," said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. "I've been pretty outspoken in my comments about next-gen consoles, so I'd like to thank Sony for their gracious hospitality and not repeatedly punching me in the face," he told the crowd at Sony's E3 conference.

"However, Sony has proved that the PlayStation 3 is the most open platform of all the current generation consoles and has worked extremely hard to make the platform the most desirable for consumers and developers. As such, we are delighted to announce Portal 2 for the PlayStation 3 and believe the Steamworks support included will make it the best console version of the game."

Portal 2 is the sequel to the game named Game of the Year 2007 by the world and its wife.

On the PS3, Portal 2 will be supported by Steamworks which allows auto updates, community interaction and downloadable content. It's not clear if cross-platform saves will be enabled.

"Valve is one of the industry's leading studios and Portal is one of the most innovative properties launched in the past 10 years," burbled a spokesSony. "Valve's decision to bring Portal 2 to the PlayStation 3 with Steamworks support is incredible validation of the power and openness and momentum of PlayStation 3."

Portal 2 is will launch in 2011 simultaneously on the PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and Xbox 360 platforms.