Comme annoncé dans ce billet fin Avril, Valve a eu l'honneur d'annoncer aux possesseurs du 2ème opus de Portal qu'un patch additionnel serait disponible pour le courant de l'été. Seulement, nous sommes le 21 Août, et on a toujours rien vu !

"Pas de panique !" a déclaré Doug Lombardi (le directeur marketing de Valve) lors du Gamescon, le DLC (DownLoadable Content ou contenu téléchargeable) serait donc prévu pour mi-Septembre car "C'est techniquement encore l'été..." ce qui n'est pas faux.

Ce DLC nous offrira donc de nouvelles chambres, challenges solo ou multi-joueurs voire "encore plus" et sera disponible pour les plateformes PC, Mac, PS3 et Xbox360.

Autre chose d'important à rappeler : Le DLC sera gratuit !

C'est lors du grand salon de l'E3 que Valve Software a annoncé quelle était la surprise qu'ils avaient annoncé il y maintenant quelques temps. Portal 2, suite du fameux jeu Portal sortira donc en 2011 mais pas que sur PC ou Mac. En effet, la surprise est là on l'on ne l'attendait pas car Valve sortira le jeu également sur console. Et les heureuses élues sont la Playstation 3 et la Xbox 360 !

Par la même occasion, Valve a annoncé Steamworks sur PS3, afin de pouvoir partager les données avec la plateforme Steam sur PC et Mac.

Voici d'ailleurs le communiqué qui a été fait ce 15 Juin :

PORTAL 2 COMING TO SONY PLAYSTATION 3

Valve to Deliver Blockbuster Sequel With Steamworks Support

June 15, 2010 - Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises and leading technologies, today announced that it will deliver Portal 2 on the PlayStation 3 platform simultaneously with previously announced platforms. The PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2 will be the only console version to include 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. "However, Sony Computer Entertainment 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 title named "Game of the Year" 2007 by over 30 publications around the world. Portal 2 promises to break new ground in next generation gaming by expanding the award-winning recipe of innovative gameplay, immersive story, and creative inclusion of music while also introducing multiplayer co-op game modes.

On the PlayStation 3 Portal 2 will be supported by Steamworks, a complete suite of game features and services including auto updates, community features, downloadable content, and more. Previously deployed on the PC and the Mac, Valve's Steamworks development platform will make it possible to deliver the higher level of service gamers have come to expect.

"Valve is one of the industry's leading studios and Portal is one of the most innovative properties launched in the past 10 years," said Rob Dyer, senior vice president of publisher relations at Sony Computer Entertainment America. "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 targeted for launch in 2011 on the PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and Xbox 360 platforms.

Mais ce n'est pas tout, afin de créer l'envie, Valve a ajouté une cerise sur son cake :