How will Valve’s Portal 2 be different on PlayStation 3 as opposed to on the Xbox 360? For one thing, it’ll have built-in Steam support – the online social gaming network and digital distribution service that’s been a huge hit on the PC for many years. According to Valve, the PlayStation 3 copy of Portal 2 can link up your PlayStation Network account with your Steam account, enabling cross-platform portal blasting between buds on PC and Mac. Portal 2 players will also be able to access everything from their Steam profiles within the game, including their Steam Achievements and PSN Trophies which will be automatically synced together. No need to start from scratch! Last week, EA Sports’ Peter Moore hinted at a vision to create a “persistent gamer profile,” but it looks like Valve is already way ahead of them. With Portal‘s cult following and the growing love for Steam on desktop computers, we’ve no doubt that many more games will make the jump to follow in Portal 2‘s shoes. Adding steam support will only give gamers more options and who doesn’t like choice?
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