Portal 2 closed until 2011; 'public safety' cited

Valve delays black-humored first-person puzzler to next year on Xbox 360, PC, citing "public safety concerns"; E3 surprise planned.

Portal 2 screenshot
Portal 2: The companion cube just wants a little company. GameSpot

Valve may have only announced Portal 2 a few brief months ago, but the game's development has apparently already run afoul of some evil machination in the Aperture Science laboratories. On Wednesday, the Seattle-area studio announced that its follow-up to 2007's award-winning Portal has been bumped to 2011 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The black-humored first-person puzzler had previously been scheduled to arrive this fall.

According to a release from the studio titled "Valve Announces Making Games is Hard," Portal 2's delay came about as part of "the successful completion of an ethics-review-panel-supervised release date restructuring process," and that "public safety concerns factored into the decision." Valve also noted that "the game will be even better" as a result of the push.

Read more of "Portal 2 closed until 2011" on GameSpot.

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Don't Miss
Hot Products
Trending on CNET

HOT ON CNET

Find Your Tech Type

Take our tech personality quiz and enter for a chance to win* high-tech specs!