Valve is “definitely thinking” about downloadable content for Portal 2, which releases across PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac this coming Tuesday. Game writer Erik Wolpaw confirmed post-release downloadable content during an interview with PlayStation.Blog.
“We’re definitely thinking about DLC,” said Wolpaw. “I believe we’ll be talking about some of those details soon. We are doing DLC, we just haven’t released the details yet.”
When it came to Left 4 Dead 2, Xbox 360 users had to pay for what were usually released earlier as free updates for the PC. According to Portal 2 project lead Joshua Weier, thanks to Steam, Valve will update the PlayStation 3 and PC versions of the game in “lockstep”.
“It’s our goal that, as we update the PC or PS3 version, we keep them all in lockstep,” Weier told the site. “Especially because we have co-op gameplay between both platforms. Not all of the PC updates we do will matter for the PS3 — there might be a videocard-specific update on the PC, or a PS3-specific tweak. But as far as content goes, we want to keep them in lockstep.”
Additionally, Weier confirmed that Portal 2 on PlayStation 3 doesn’t mandate a hard-drive installation.
“We do not require users to install to the hard drive, but you’ll need 22 MB for saved games.”
To clarify, there’s no optional hard-drive installation, as well.
Read the full Portal 2 interview with Joshua Weier and Erik Walpow at the PlayStation.Blog.