Portal 2 screenshot
Portal 2 screenshot

Valve has disclosed details of the Steam experience designed for PS3, which is set to debut next week with the release of Portal 2.

Portal 2 offers cross-platform matchmaking, gameplay, friends, chat, and achievements, all powered by Steam. Steam on the PS3 also saves co-op game progress and single-player saved games to the Steam Cloud, enabling players to pick up where they left off on any PS3.

A Steam overlay for PS3 provides access to both PSN and Steam friends, displaying their in-game or online status and providing quick access to text chats, player profiles, friend requests, and game invites.

Steam Achievements are earned alongside PSN Trophies and are also accessible within the Steam overlay.

Steam on the PS3 provides access to all of these features once the player has linked their PSN account with a Steam account - done from within the game.

Linked players of the PS3 version of Portal 2 can also access and play their copy of Portal 2 on any PC or Mac by redeeming an in-box access code on their computer.

More details can be found at the Steam Support Knowledge Base.

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87Sarah's Avatar


Yeah I wish this could be done with Xbox and PS3 so that no matter what console you own you can all play in harmony together :)
Posted 17:10 on 14 April 2011
Stegosaurus-Guy-II's Avatar


For one such as myself that has friends that use Steam more than consoles this is great. Signs of cross platform communication within games is also a great step in a very good direction. If only Microsoft didn't want money out of this service then the 360 would be enjoying stuff like this too.
Posted 16:58 on 14 April 2011
Mr_Ninjutsu's Avatar


Sweet! I think it's pretty damn cool that PS3 are finally getting some solid features to actually boast about. It's about time :P
Posted 13:52 on 14 April 2011
El-Dev's Avatar


As good as this all is, and it is good, I can't see myself using any of it.
Posted 13:29 on 14 April 2011
dudester's Avatar


Excellent stuff I just don't like portal.
Posted 12:10 on 14 April 2011

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Release Date: 21/04/2011
Developer: Valve
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