Portal 2 adds PS Move support next week

Valve's puzzler on PS3 to support Sony's motion controller with new update November 6; "In Motion" DLC also out that day for $10.

PlayStation 3 gamers will be able to control Valve's puzzler Portal 2 in an all new way next week. Sony has announced that Portal 2 for PS3 will support PlayStation Move with the arrival of a new update November 6. The game's entire single-player and cooperative campaigns will support motion control through the free update.

Additionally, Sony announced that the Portal 2 "In Motion" downloadable content will arrive alongside the update next Tuesday. This content was developed by Sixense with an aim to be the "defining experience" for PlayStation Move, Sony said. It will be available for $10 and PlayStation Plus subscribers can enjoy a 30 percent markdown, bringing its cost to about $7.

The Portal 2 "In Motion" DLC includes 20 test chambers that scale in difficulty from tutorial levels to advanced scenarios. Gamers can play as either Atlas or P-Body in the content and leverage new motion features like 1-to-1 object control, "Portal Surfing," and scaling cubes.

Gamers who enjoy the Portal 2 "In Motion" DLC may be happy to know there appears to be more motion-control content for the game in the pipeline. Sixense said the new content is "just the beginning," but did not elaborate further.

Also out November 6 will be a digital version of Portal 2 through the PlayStation Network. No price for the full-game download was announced. For more on Portal 2, check out GameSpot's review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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atticusadnoctum
atticusadnoctum

Just bought a sealed copy for a few bucks! Perfect timing!!!

franzito
franzito

Guess I can go back for more Portal 2!

TheArcade
TheArcade

This Move support would have been more effective if they added it Day 1; Sony stay late this generation.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Who Cares :P

PS Move

Kinect

All motion sensitive and touch screen controls need to p*ss off

im sick of them already, i dont want them to take over :(

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

i was thinking about getting this game now I have to on NOV. 6

ahpuck
ahpuck

 Duh, I gave away my PS move away last week. Then again, I traded Portal 2 many months ago, Still have the PC version tho'

ghostman961
ghostman961

Now they come out with DLC? I beated this game like a year ago.

robbiejones
robbiejones

gr8 game. fav from last yr for sure!!

lingo56
lingo56

Huh I guess that's one big thing that PS move does that Kinect doesn't

talool1
talool1

Awesome! Can't wait.

DrRockso87
DrRockso87

I still wish Valve would release the original Portal on PSN. I already own that game on Steam but I would definitely pick it up for $9.99 on PSN with trophies.

Codester_41
Codester_41

Dear Valve,  Great game, but let's get these F***ing DLCs out faster. I've been playing BF3, BL2, Dishonored... I almost forgot that Portal 2 still exsisted. GET THE CONTENT OUT FASTER!  - Sincerly, Frustrated gamer.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Too bad I sold my PS3 copy to just keep the PC copy that came with it so long ago.

tgwolf
tgwolf

Ha! Now that sounds like a good time!

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

20 new test chambers??? I'm so getting this :) , only $7

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

The move sucks, I can vouch for that

RIIIIKU
RIIIIKU

where does it fit into the story ??

 

SolidTy
SolidTy

PS3 Portal 2 version is already great as it came with the PC version for free, it allowed you to play with PC gamers/friends along with PS3 friends, and it came with Steamworks. Pretty radical.

 

I suppose this is nice for Move fans as well.

rfalstad
rfalstad

Portal 2 should have gotten a lot more DLC by now, awesome game. I just traded mine 2 weeks ago

loopy_101
loopy_101

Good news for me, I only got a PS Move a week or so ago.

Vince21C
Vince21C

Hell ya!!! Portal 2!!! Gotta love Valve and of course GLaDOS ;) 

 

Nahhh maybe just Valve, awwwh who am I kidding GLaDOS was awesome too lol

mboettcher
mboettcher

Great.  PC gets the level editor, PS gets this DLC and so far nothing new for the Xbox version of Portal 2.  I guess this is just bad karma for that Skyrim DLC debacle.

 

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

 @Ravenlore_basic Yeah this sounds like a really cool edition to the game.  Motion controls done right would be fun.  I hope this is one game done right.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @Codester_41 If it were any developer other than Valve, that would be a reasonable request. However, Valve simply doesn't care how long the players have to wait for something. For example, Half-Life 3 is always three or more years away, at any given moment. 

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

 @GamerMani Guess someone couldn't figure out simple puzzles.

 

No worries, the next Call of Duty will practically play itself for you, no thinking required. You just shoot anything that moves and walk down the hallway tot he next over the top action scene.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@GamerMani

Guess someone couldn't figure out simple puzzles.

 

No worries, the next Call of Duty will practically play itself for you, no thinking required. You just shoot anything that moves and walk down the hallway tot he next over the top action scene.

 

zzamaro
zzamaro

 @rfalstad lol, well, bad news for you :PI was about to do that but glad I didn't. 

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

 @mboettcher It is bad Karma for Microsoft and putting so many limits on their stuff. Valve would have added steam works to the 360 version but Microsoft wouldn't allow them too.

707107
707107

 @mboettcher Good point.

Clearly Valve understands the PS3 more than Bathesda.

Honestly Bethesda's excuse for no DLC for Skyrim on PS3 is lame and insulting,but this is the wrong place for this for that.

mboettcher
mboettcher

 @zzamaro Yeah, why a Microsoft console doesn't play nice with a mostly Microsoft Windows based world is beyond me.  The things I'll do for Halo and Gears of War.

RIIIIKU
RIIIIKU

 @GamerMani  @sortajan .........Doesn't have any big titles ????...... dude.... just go play some COD and stop embarrassing yourself....

YoungCardinal
YoungCardinal

 @mboettcher  @zzamaro 

I think I might knwo why they don't cross-platform well...

Microsoft wouldn't sell as many games on the console if they were available on the PC.

 

The 'Xbox' was designed with the DirectX API so there really shouldn't be an excuse why they couldn't simply port the games with mouse/keyboard support.

 

 

mboettcher
mboettcher

 @Toysoldier34  @maxordw Because HD cameras would have made the Kinect prohibitively expensive this generation.  Kinect might be a good peripheral, but probably not until next generation when there is more processing power to crunch HD video data.