Valve’s upcoming first person platformer, Portal 2 will feature cross platform play which means players across PC, PS3 and Mac platforms will be able to play with or against each other. Microsoft tried this a while back with Shadowrun and the results were rather disastrous with developer FASA Interactive soon shutting down shop thereafter.

Which platform should we play with first?

In addition to allowing players to link up across three platforms, people who buy the PS3 version of the game will somehow be able to unlock the PC version of Portal 2 for free. I find all this highly ironic as it was not too long ago when Valve weren’t pleased with the PS3 and were pretty vocal about it. All that however changed at E3 2010 when Valve and Sony patched up and played nice.

“Working together with Sony we have identified a set of features we believe are very compelling to gamers,” said Valve's head honcho, Gabe Newell. “We hope to expand upon the foundation being laid in Portal 2 with more Steam features and functionality in DLC and future content releases.”

Portal 2 will release across the Xbox360, PS3, PC and Mac by the 22nd of April 2011.

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