The lights are on
Today Valve announced that the Perpetual Testing Initiative
DLC for Portal 2, which allows players to easily create their own test chambers,
will be available May 8 – for some users, at least.
Valve's press release, the DLC "allows players to
easily create, share, and play Portal 2 puzzles. The Initiative comes with a simplified
puzzle maker that allows that creation of mind-bending puzzles without ever
leaving the game." The catch? It's only being released on PC and
Mac. Players on those systems can download the DLC via Steam for free May 8.
I couldn't think of a better format for incorporating user-created
content into an FPS than Portal's isolated test chambers. It's just too bad
console owners are apparently being left in the lurch (though not entirely
We have asked Valve if it has any plans to release the DLC
on 360 or PS3, and will update this story if we hear anything back.
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