Monday, 30 August 2010

Portal 2 Multiplayer Binned

Upcoming Valve release Portal 2 had multiplayer removed from the game, due to what was termed as "chaos". Considering the game does not have shooting - you shoot portals, not bullets - multiplayer had to take a turn, becoming a sport of sorts that resembled Speedball, where it's possible to drop portals in front of people to send them where ever. Unfortunately, with everyone shooting portals all over the place, things got out of hand, according to Valve's Erik Wolpaw:
"It quickly became apparent that while it's fun for about two seconds to drop portals under people and things like that, it quickly just devolves into pure chaos."
Despite this, I wouldn't be surprised to see fans clamour for the mode via a patch, and for Valve to give it to them. This is the company that not only allows fan modifications, but puts the best ones into the game as canon. I don't think this is the last we've heard of Portalball.

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