PS3 Gets Steam Support, Cross-Platform Portal 2
Valve recently announced that the PS3 version of Portal 2, sequel to their 2007 breakout hit Portal, will come equipped with Steam support, allowing for cloud-based game saving and cross-platform multiplayer with PC/Mac players, a first for any console system.
In addition, players who purchase the PS3 version of Portal 2 will be able to unlock a PC or Mac version of the game for free by linking their PSN and PC Steam accounts.
Valve’s cloud-based Steam service is far more versatile than either Sony’s Playstation Network or Microsoft’s Xbox Live, and gamers have been clamoring for the ability to chat and play with their friends on other systems for years. We can only hope that Sony and Microsoft can learn to play nice and allow Xbox Live to PSN cross-functionality in years to come. We’re not holding our breath, though.
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