Besides a great co-op feature, Portal 2 doesn't include a multiplayer option.
That makes it an odd duck by today's standards, regardless of the obvious excellence of Valve's puzzle-based masterpiece. Many are wondering what the developer's approach will be concerning possible new titles like Half-Life 2: Episode 3 , and "Portal 2: The Final Hours" writer Geoff Keighley gives us a hint concerning the single-player focus. Thanks to a new blog update , we learn that Portal 2 will probably be Valve's last foray into an "isolated single-player experience." When asked to explain this, Keighley responded:
"Good eye! This is coming from Valve, although I don’t have a lot more to share other than what is in the story. I agree it’s a provocative statement, especially given the amazing single player storyline in Portal 2. Keep in mind Valve said 'probably,' so I get the feeling that this could change."
There are many ways to interpret the term "isolated single-player." Perhaps they're merely talking about adding competitive multiplayer for any new game they do, or – and this likely won't go over well with the fans – they're referring to the possibility of never creating another story or campaign that is only single-player in nature. What do you think their intentions are, and better yet, what do you think their intentions should be?
Related Game(s): Portal 2