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Portal 2 Delayed

by Dan Ryckert on Jun 09, 2010 at 07:40 AM

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In a press release titled "Valve Announces Making Games Is Hard," the company reveals that Portal 2 has been pushed back to 2011. While this news will surely disappoint fans eager to jump back into the Aperture Science lab, Valve announced the move with humor typical of the company. The press release reads:

Aperture Science, doing business as Aperture Laboratories LLC, in partnership with Valve today announced the successful completion of an ethics-review-panel-supervised release date restructuring process. Portal 2, the sequel to the ground-breaking title that earned over 30 Game of the Year awards despite missing its original ship date, is now targeted for a 2011 release.

Representatives from both companies acknowledged that public safety concerns factored into the decision. They went on to say that even though Portal 2 will arrive slightly later than planned, all life on earth won't instantaneously stop as every molecule in your body explodes at the speed of light, which is what would happen should a rip ever appear in the fabric of Valve Time.

"Also, the game will be even better," they added, missing a historic opportunity to create the first product delay press release to mention that a product is being delayed to make it worse.

Portal fans, what are your thoughts on the delay?