Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Portal 2 PS3 and Steam

Portal 2 
So there's details about how Steam will work on PS3 versions of Portal 2 on Valve's website.  There is one question there that i'd like to highlight.

Can two players play online co-op with each other using a single purchase of Portal 2 for PlayStation®3?

Only PlayStation®3 split-screen co-op can be played using a single copy of the game. When you purchase a new copy of Portal 2 for PlayStation®3, you will receive an in-box code which provides your linked Steam account with access to your copy of Portal 2 on your computer. The game is still owned by only a single Steam account--another copy will be required to play online co-op with a friend.
Basically it sounds like the game won't run on the PS3 if you don't have your Steam account linked to it.  Even makes it harder to sell on the used game market if you already used the code on your account.  So anyone hoping they could just use the code and use the PC copy and then sell their PS3 copy right away are going to be sorely disappointed.

I'll know for sure when i get the game Tuesday whether or not this is the case.  Because i know i was one of those folks who figured they could get a free PC copy and trade or sell their ps3 copy right away.  I'll post my results then.

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