It still boggles the mind that the "best version" of Portal 2 will be on the PlayStation 3. Gabe Newell on a Sony stage remains one of the biggest surprises of the year.
But don't think Valve is embracing everything Sony just yet. Team marketing boss Doug Lombardi told PSM3 that if you're looking for the series in question to boast PlayStation Move and 3D compatibility, you'll have to wait for Portal 3 . But even so, Valve is determined to "right the wrongs of its past" in regards to the PS3, and that includes the inferior PS3 port of The Orange Box .
[Having a dedicated PS3 team] allows us to build our PS3 products internally, which we feel is critical for delivering the highest quality version of our products."
We had heard this from Valve before the big announcement; they would often say they needed a team of people who were fully checked out on the PS3 before they would dive into that platform. As for 3D and Move, Lombardi simply said we'd have to "wait for Portal 3 or another title," because next year's hotly anticipated sequel won't support either technology. But that's okay; we don't really need it. We just really need Valve to come through and make good on their "best version" promise.
Oh, and by the way, when asked about the possibility of Left 4 Dead 2 on the PS3, Lombardi just said, "Who knows what the future will bring?" Yeah, well, maybe more zombies to the PS3.
Related Game(s): Portal 2