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Next Portal 2 DLC Featuring "Photoshop-Like" Editor

By - Source: Valve PR | B 8 comments

The next DLC for Portal 2 will feature a simplified level editor.

Friday Valve Software said that the next game add-on (DLC) for Portal 2 will feature a "Photoshop-like" easy-to-use in-game map editor that will let users design, build and share their own single-player and co-op test chambers with the community. In turn, gamers will be able to view, play and vote on these user-created maps with a simple click.

The announcement arrives just weeks after Valve launched its first DLC for Portal 2, Peer Review. Available on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Peer Review continues the story of loyal bots P-Body and Atlas as two players "puzzle" their way through a mysterious new co-op test track and once again match wits with GLaDOS. The free DLC also features a single player and co-op Challenge Mode, and leaderboards to compare Challenge Mode scores with friends and the Portal community.

As for the new DLC, Valve didn't offer specifics as to the storyline, only stating that the new content and editor will arrive early next year. There's also no word on whether the level editor be released on all three platforms, or if Xbox 360 gamers will be locked out of the level editing club thanks to Microsoft's strict Xbox Live policies. Modders can already create levels in the Source Developers Kit, but the screenshots released on Friday reveal an extremely simple interface in the new editor that's seemingly missing a few whiny Sims and broken appliances.

We expect to hear more about the DLC and level editor soon, so stay tuned.

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    the_krasno , October 25, 2011 6:59 AM
    Valve, the developer that keeps on giving. FREE.
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    the_krasno , October 25, 2011 6:59 AM
    Valve, the developer that keeps on giving. FREE.
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    kcorp2003 , October 25, 2011 7:57 AM
    Vavle just hires developers that makes successful mods base on source engine and bring it "in-house" for a polish up.
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    TheDane , October 25, 2011 8:22 AM
    Eagerly awaiting Portal 3 :D 
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    beardguy , October 25, 2011 12:52 PM
    I'm afraid the success of Portal may have surpassed that of Half Life. It is a great game, but I want Half Life 3!!!!
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    gokanis , October 25, 2011 1:16 PM
    I wish they would stop all the crap and get Half Life 2 finished. The cliffhanger at the end of episode 2 is killing me.
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    LongLiveRock1974 , October 25, 2011 7:30 PM
    ..."or if Xbox 360 gamers will be locked out..."

    Say it isn't so. Xbox not being breast fed new content exclusively? I feel a seizure coming on.
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    Anonymous , October 25, 2011 10:21 PM
    longliverock1974 10/25/2011 9:30 PM
    ..."or if Xbox 360 gamers will be locked out..."
    Say it isn't so. Xbox not being breast fed new content exclusively? I feel a seizure coming on.

    new content that ISNT free...
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    eddieroolz , October 27, 2011 2:09 AM
    I played Portal and I'm interested in buying Portal 2 at some point.