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Portal 2 DLC confirmed

Portal 2 DLC confirmed

Valve has confirmed that it has DLC planned for Portal 2, as well as more videos and comics.

Valve has confirmed that it will be releasing downloadable content for Portal 2, though it has remained vague on the details of whether the content will be free or premium.

The confirmation come via Valve's Doug Lombardi, who mentioned in an interview that downloadable content for Portal 2 was planned for release this summer.

'We will be announcing some DLC for it, so folks can keep a look out for more content coming this summer,' Lombardi told FastCompany 'We'll be putting more details out about that in a week or so.'

'We'll support that with more videos or more comics,' Lombardi said.

Valve has already released one Portal 2 comic for free, Lab Rat, as well as some day one downloadable content - hats and accessories for use in the co-operative campaign. The in-game store hasn't gone down well with gamers so far, however.

Check out our Portal 2 PC review for more information on the game, as well as the video below. Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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r3loaded 28th April 2011, 11:41 Quote
Oh goody, more hats for Portal 2! :)
wuyanxu 28th April 2011, 11:48 Quote
harder levels please! may be levels that require fast portal placement? for example, the up-down-up platform part in test chamber 18 of Portal 1. or just advanced maps.

also, i was a bit disappointed by the lack of crusher levels and lack of the vacuum tube.
r3loaded 28th April 2011, 11:56 Quote
I think there'll be some DLC to tie in with the Razer Hydra. Really considering buying that when it's released.
faugusztin 28th April 2011, 11:58 Quote
I said this before elsewhere... It was clear this is going to be their next TF2/L4D/L4D2. I seen this in the first moment i started the coop. They will just add new rooms over time, otherwise it would not make sense having all this shop and trading stuff :).
Jim 28th April 2011, 12:26 Quote
That's fine with me. If I have to wait 2 years for them to release the whole lot in a pack for a fiver, I'll wait.
B1GBUD 28th April 2011, 12:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
also, i was a bit disappointed by the lack of crusher levels and lack of the vacuum tube.

Dammit, you're right... what happened to them?

ps, I've not played co-op yet so if they're in there then don't worry!
leveller 28th April 2011, 12:42 Quote
On a scale of want ...

hats 1/10
emotes 2/10
map packs 10/10
Singularity 28th April 2011, 13:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by leveller
On a scale of want ...

hats 1/10
emotes 2/10
map packs 10/10

exactly!
sstteevveenn 28th April 2011, 13:38 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by leveller
On a scale of want ...

hats 1/10
emotes 2/10
map packs 10/10

episode 3 100/10
Woodspoon 28th April 2011, 15:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
i was a bit disappointed by the lack of crusher levels and lack of the vacuum tube.

Don't you think that the blue tubes were the equivalent of the vacuum tubes shown on the trailers?
just reworked a bit.

Don't like the idea of this paid for DLC though, might be ok to pull that crap on console users but paying for stupid hats, gestures and maps could start a trend for it on PC.
iwog 28th April 2011, 15:35 Quote
That trend is here already unfortunately.
phuzz 28th April 2011, 16:00 Quote
Valve have never charged for new levels on PC before (and are on record as saying that they only charge on consoles because microsoft/sony require it), so there's no reason to expect them to do it now.
Hats and crap though, they'll happily charge for...
von_stylon 28th April 2011, 16:23 Quote
they will have to fix the broken drm before they do anything else
faugusztin 28th April 2011, 16:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon
Don't like the idea of this paid for DLC though, might be ok to pull that crap on console users but paying for stupid hats, gestures and maps could start a trend for it on PC.

Who said anything about paid DLC ? We talk about Valve, not EA.
Webby63 28th April 2011, 17:39 Quote
Yay! maybe they will give use some level packs, ones with harder levels would be nice
Woodspoon 28th April 2011, 17:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by faugusztin
Quote:
Originally Posted by Woodspoon
Don't like the idea of this paid for DLC though, might be ok to pull that crap on console users but paying for stupid hats, gestures and maps could start a trend for it on PC.

Who said anything about paid DLC ? We talk about Valve, not EA.

Clearly you've not explored the game then.
In game you can pay for additional hat's, gestures, skins and stuff for the multi-player bots, Atlas and P-body
r3loaded 28th April 2011, 17:58 Quote
One thing to bear in mind about Valve is that in TF2, they've always provided an alternative option to unlock items that affect the gameplay mechanics. While you can buy the Polycount packs, there are crafting recipes to craft the weapons and hats in each set for free. Much unlike EA with Battlefield Play4"Free". In addition, nearly every item (bar the tie-in items that are actually reskins) is theoretically obtainable for free through random crafting/drops.
faugusztin 28th April 2011, 18:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon
Clearly you've not explored the game then.
In game you can pay for additional hat's, gestures, skins and stuff for the multi-player bots, Atlas and P-body

You can buy hats and stuff in TF2. At same time they provide free updates to the games, which you can consider as DLC - new maps, new game styles (KOTH), new items...

In other words - the chance of Portal DLC being paid on PC is zero. Of course on XBOX you will have to pay thanks to MS politics, but who cares about XBOX, right ?
Toploaded 28th April 2011, 20:58 Quote
I love Valves way of working. The give away all the stuff I care about for free, and change for a bunch of things that I don't want or need such as hats and costumes. And besides, I still get to see all that content and I don't mind if my character that I can't see looks different or not :)
Sloth 28th April 2011, 22:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by faugusztin
You can buy hats and stuff in TF2. At same time they provide free updates to the games, which you can consider as DLC - new maps, new game styles (KOTH), new items...

In other words - the chance of Portal DLC being paid on PC is zero. Of course on XBOX you will have to pay thanks to MS politics, but who cares about XBOX, right ?
All of the things which actually effect gameplay can be gotten without paying extra, basically. I can't see extra maps costing money for this reason, any real playable content (not just silly hats) has always been free.
faugusztin 28th April 2011, 22:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sloth
All of the things which actually effect gameplay can be gotten without paying extra, basically. I can't see extra maps costing money for this reason, any real playable content (not just silly hats) has always been free.

This is what i'm saying. This is the main difference between Valve and EA or Activision. And this is why we all know in case of Valve DLC means "free DLC on non-XBOX platforms".
Woodspoon 29th April 2011, 03:16 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by faugusztin

You can buy hats and stuff in TF2. At same time they provide free updates to the games, which you can consider as DLC - new maps, new game styles (KOTH), new items...

In other words - the chance of Portal DLC being paid on PC is zero. Of course on XBOX you will have to pay thanks to MS politics, but who cares about XBOX, right ?

Not really, because however you want to look at it, there is still DLC that has to be paid for in the game, it might only be hats, gestures, skins and such, not map packs but it's still DLC that has to be paid for.
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Originally Posted by faugusztin

Who said anything about paid DLC ? We talk about Valve, not EA.

Nothing personal, just pointing out that it's and theres no getting away from it.
faugusztin 29th April 2011, 11:20 Quote
Well, then you are one of the few who considers stuff like hats and flags as DLC. Most persons consider a new map, a new story as DLC (like Mass Effect 2 DLCs, or BF BC2 map packs).

And i have a issue with "has to be paid for". No, you don't have to pay, only if you really want it ;). The real content (new maps) is always free with Valve.
tennisball 29th April 2011, 11:27 Quote
I always find it funny when people complain about completely optional paid-for content that doesn't affect gameplay at all.

If you don't like it, just don't buy it. Valve have given you the option to buy it if you want (I have many friends who like that sort of thing, and are happy to buy hats and paint in TF2).
radziecki 29th April 2011, 11:30 Quote
Screw DLC for Portal 2. Give me Episode 3!
RedFlames 29th April 2011, 12:03 Quote
Episode 3 will probably be out the day after Black Mesa: Source...

as for DLC [and this applies to all games]

if it's free... great it's free...
if it isn't... they're not holding a gun to your head and forcing you to buy it...

as for more challenges i'd like to see the Diversity Vent and the Storage Ball/Bucket [re]introduced and possibly 'Advanced' maps like the original had.
Woodspoon 29th April 2011, 19:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by faugusztin

i have a issue with "has to be paid for". No, you don't have to pay, only if you really want it ;). The real content (new maps) is always free with Valve.

So you do have to pay for it then, if you want it.
If you don't want it, then it makes no difference if it's paid for or not, lol.

Yeah I guess I am being picky, but to me anything that has to or can be downloaded, thats extra to the standard game is Down Loadable Content, be it a lame skin or a huge map pack, it's downloaded content.

I don't suppose Valve will charge for any new maps on PC's but charging for the other bits of crap will give others ideas and start everything on the slow trudge to the world of console style DLC if were not already heading in that direction.
alf- 29th April 2011, 23:23 Quote
gah i hate this hat ****,
as a big fan of TF2 i've always felt the excessive amount of hats were ****ing tacky and generally diminished the style of TF2, but i don't really care that much as hats are just hats and have no affect on actual game play.

and i suppose i much prefer steam making money by selling hats, rather than charging for maps.
lilgoth89 1st May 2011, 06:58 Quote
id love a map creator tool released. i think id just spend all day messing around on it tho ^_^
Andy Mc 2nd May 2011, 15:19 Quote
Oh dear. As much as I want to buy Portal 2 I can't help but have the feeling that valve are taking this one of 2 ways; console-esq DLC where you pay for everything or it's going to become the new TF2 with all the stupid hats etc.
leveller 2nd May 2011, 17:03 Quote
Some may disagree (and you need to decide for yourself), but I think the game is worth it's RRP regardless of whether I get free DLC or not ...
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