Portal 2 Delayed Until 2011, E3 Surprise Revealed

Originally scheduled for the end of this year, the news will disappoint a lot of fans of the first Portal game. However, Valve, writing the press release from the perspective of Aperture Science, the company assured fans that life would go on despite the delay.

Representatives from both companies acknowledged that public safety concerns factored into the decision. 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. "Also, the game will be even better," they added, missing an historic opportunity to create the first product delay press release to mention that a product is being delayed to make it worse.

Valve also did its best to calm everyone down about the surprise it has planned for E3. Over the last few days speculation has been flying about Half Life, Duke Nukem 3D and who knows what else. The whacky release cleared things up by referring to the 'surprise' event as "The E3 ***PORTAL-2-THEMED-FOR-GOD'S SAKE*** surprise."

  • soo-nah-mee
    They say any publicity is good publicity, bad this leaves a bit of a sour taste in my mouth.
    Come on Steam! Enough with the mysteries!
  • ethanolson
    Portal was fun. I don't like the gross HL2 stuff, but portal rocked!
  • greatsaltedone
    We were all disappointed when Valve delayed HL2 weeks before it was supposed to come out, but what we got in return made it absolutely worth it. If they need the time to make Portal 2 as good or better than what they have already produced, I have no problem forgiving that.
    Just wait until the 14th LOLz
  • ryanjm
    Pretty funny. But if they had announced that they'd be taking over the development of Duke Nukem Forever it would have been one of the most epic E3 surprises ever.
  • This is... uhh... old news by now guys, you said it was revealed in your tweet... but regardless, its Source Engine 2, and Half-Life 3, with EP.3 being the beginning of HL3. There, happy? 4 more days, and I'm right, enjoy.
  • restatement3dofted
    This shouldn't surprise anyone. The original cancellation email said, "If you'd like to ask fruitless questions about the E3 Portal 2 surprise..." which was a pretty big indication that the "surprise" still had to do with Portal 2, and not some other huge project that they've secretly been working on.
  • Haserath
    *fetal position*
    Portal 2 is a lie, Portal 2 is a lie, Portal 2 is a...whyyyyyyyyy!

    Well, hopefully they do make Portal 2 even better then Portal was, especially if it's going to have a new engine. Steam knows what they are doing, hopefully, otherwise this might turn out to hurt them if they mess this surprise up.
  • bikeracer4487
    I don't understand, what does this post reveal exactly? We already knew that Portal 2 was delayed and we already knew that the surprise has SOMETHING to do with Portal 2...but the title led me to believe that Valve had revealed what exactly WAS being revealed...so does this article tell us ANYTHING new?
  • anthropophaginian
    I hope they're delaying it because it'll be on a new engine!