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Valve Delays Portal 2 Again

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Portal 2 won't arrive until April 2011.

Looks as though Valve's Portal 2 will be delayed again. Yesterday the company sent over an email giving us heads up that the game will now ship during the week of April 18th, 2011.

"Valve today announced that Portal 2--the sequel to the ground-breaking title that won over 30 game of the year awards, despite missing its original ship date--will now be available the week of April 18th, 2011," the company said. "This two month slip not only marks the shortest delay in Valve's proud tradition of delays, it represents the approaching convergence of Valve Time and Real Time. Though this convergence spells doom for humanity, it will not affect the new Portal 2 release date."

Portal 2 was originally slated for a Christmas 2010 release, however the company said back in June that the game wouldn't be ready by then and thus shoved the release date into early 2011.

"Representatives from both [Aperture Laboratories LLC and Valve] acknowledged that public safety concerns factored into the decision," Valve said right before E3 2010. "They went on to say that even though Portal 2 will arrive slightly later than planned, all life on earth won't instantaneously stop as every molecule in your body explodes at the speed of light, which is what would happen should a rip ever appear in the fabric of Valve Time."

So far the world hasn't imploded on itself, however one more Portal 2 delay may cause the fabric of time-space to unravel and destroy the known universe. Let's cross our fingers that Portal 2 arrives in April.

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    jomofro39 , November 19, 2010 6:21 PM
    And the sky is blue. I don't mind. I love the quality products. Always seem to be worth the wait IMO.
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    ivan_chess , November 19, 2010 6:23 PM
    I'm glad they are looking out for mankind's best interest, I like existing.
  • 19 Hide
    sstym , November 19, 2010 6:28 PM
    A 2 month delay on a Valve game almost feels like a game being released one year early.

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  • 13 Hide
    reprotected , November 19, 2010 6:20 PM
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • 27 Hide
    jomofro39 , November 19, 2010 6:21 PM
    And the sky is blue. I don't mind. I love the quality products. Always seem to be worth the wait IMO.
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    xerroz , November 19, 2010 6:21 PM
    inb4 delayed to june 2011
  • 17 Hide
    LuckyDucky7 , November 19, 2010 6:22 PM
    How about some news on Half-Life 2 Episode 3 as well?
  • 14 Hide
    sunflier , November 19, 2010 6:23 PM
    I can appreciate it when instead of releasing something thats not ready in time for Christmas sales they instead hold it to make it right.
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    ivan_chess , November 19, 2010 6:23 PM
    I'm glad they are looking out for mankind's best interest, I like existing.
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    scione , November 19, 2010 6:25 PM
    Well, I would rather have a game thats more polished, but dam I was looking forward to Portal 2 around christmas
  • 19 Hide
    sstym , November 19, 2010 6:28 PM
    A 2 month delay on a Valve game almost feels like a game being released one year early.

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    phoenix777 , November 19, 2010 6:33 PM
    argh!

    but at least it will be an awesome game, cant wait.
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    squanto , November 19, 2010 6:37 PM
    IMO Valve delivers excellent titles with consistency, and I don't want that to change with Portal 2. Delay my friends, for I expect nothing but the best.
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    zak_mckraken , November 19, 2010 6:45 PM
    You gotta give it to Valve : they know how to deliver bad news in a good way.

    In other news, according to recent studies, existing is good for you.
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    jrharbort , November 19, 2010 6:47 PM
    Gaben has to be one of the biggest trolls in gaming history at this point.



    EDIT: Sorry, image appears fine on the forums.
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    thechief73 , November 19, 2010 6:47 PM
    I dont mind "Vavle Time" Because you know that when it does come its going to be a darn awsome game, most like anything else valve touches.

    Wouldnt it be nice it this delay was to alow for a Orange Box type of deal with the coveted HL2:EP3 and Portal 2 in one box of pure gamer joy?
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    jimmysmitty , November 19, 2010 7:36 PM
    LuckyDucky7How about some news on Half-Life 2 Episode 3 as well?


    I could only wish. Marketing has gabes mouth seald away and locked with two Keys. One is held by the GMan and the other by Gordon Freeman. Impossible to steal. I still want my vengance damn it.

    As for the delay, not suprising. I think VALVe is the only game company that will delay a game if they feel it just isn't right. I'd rather them do that than rush it out like many other companies do.
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    LATTEH , November 19, 2010 8:00 PM
    idk but on the portal 2 page on steam it still says feb
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    jaysbob , November 19, 2010 8:06 PM
    The release date is a lie
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    Travis Beane , November 19, 2010 8:10 PM
    I want Portal 2, HL:EP3, Operation Black Mesa (Opposing Forces mod to HL2 graphics), Guard Duty (Blue Shift in HL2 graphics), and Black Mesa Source (HL1 in HL2 graphics).
    Think we'll have at least one of them by the end of 2011? Half Life and Portal are certainly on my list of favorite games, so please, could you just make one tiny tear in Valve time? One man only lives so long!
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    tpi2007 , November 19, 2010 8:14 PM
    When you play Valve games with the developer commentary on (worth playing the games all over again just for the sake of it), you can clearly see the dedication they all put into building masterpieces.

    They care about what the game testers feel about specific details, and it transpires that most if not all Valve staff really like what they are doing, they feel the game as an entity and something deserving commitment. That's why Valve games are so good!

    I would be lying if I said I don't mind the delay, but all in all, I prefer it like that! They will release it when it's ready and excels!

    P.S.: Maybe we'll be treated to a big surprise in the form of Half-Life 2: Episode 3!
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    joex444 , November 19, 2010 8:21 PM
    Well, now I just don't care anymore. What's the point of setting a release date if you can never achieve it? See, if they had originally stated the release as Christmas 2011 and pushed it up to April 2011 we'd all be happy. Instead we hate you.
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    kelemvor4 , November 19, 2010 9:09 PM
    Maybe it'll be bundled with duke nukem whenever.
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