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Everyone Gets Every Portal 2 Mod Level on Every Platform

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People playing Portal 2 on Xbox 360 and PS3 will have access to all of the user-created levels made on the PC, according to Valve.

Games are more multiplatform than ever these days, but multiplayer is still mainly a local affair. People playing Call of Duty: Black Ops on the PC can't play with people playing it on the Xbox 360, who can't play with people playing it on the PS3. That's about to change, however, with Portal 2 - Valve's inclusion of SteamWorks in the PS3 version means that there's more crossover between multiplatform copies than ever before.

Valve's Chet Faliszek confirmed to NowGamer that while user-created levels must be made on the PC, gamers with an Xbox 360, PS3 or Macintosh PC will be able to play them, too.

"The mod tools have to stay on the PC side just because there's a bunch of dependencies that require the Windows platform," said Faliszek. "But the content that comes out is agnostic, and so we will be seeing that on all the platforms. Depending on the platform you're on I should say, will depend on how we're delivering it."

Faliszek confirmed that PS3 owners would get the levels as part of SteamWorks updates, but did not mention how the same levels would be delivered to Xbox 360 players.

I'm betting it probably isn't whatever process they had planned to use to update the Xbox 360 version of Team Fortress 2, am I right?

(NowGamers)

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As long as us 360 people don't have to pay for this whilst others are getting it for free, this is awesome.

Makes me happy! If all the PS3 people who made great levels for LittleBigPlanet can be motivated to make great levels for Portal 2 as well, everybody wins.

John Funk:
I'm betting it probably isn't whatever process they had planned to use to update the Xbox 360 version of Team Fortress 2, am I right?

You just article ninja'd about 3/4 of the people on this site

Good job

While I am happy for the PS3 owners and PC guys like myself, I'm worried that the Xbox Live folks are going to get charged for "map packs" as DLC. This would be a travesty, since I doubt the creators would get any profit from it at all, while Microsoft scams the shit out of their customers.

Cool I'll check that out more when I eventually pick up Portal 2.

Jambolaty:
As long as us 360 people don't have to pay for this whilst others are getting it for free, this is awesome.

lol yeah and Micro$oft will announce there giving us all a years free subscription to xbox live =p

as nice as it would be, i can see micro$oft been a pain in the ass about this... not that i care as i will get it on the pc, but i know my brother will get the xbox version.

Heyyyyyyy, isn't this fun? That's cool, it'll show console players how fun user created mods can be!

Of course we'll also have the GLaDOS made of boobs mods...

Honestly this sort of thing has been possible to implement for console makers for a loooooooong time. It's just no one has bothered to do it except valve (not big surprise). Allowing consoles to use custom mods, and maps is great step forward for them. You still have to make the things on a PC, but honestly, if you've ever modded or mapped, doing it on a console would be bawls, especially with Hammer. I hear mapping with it is an exercise in masochism.

I'll always prefer PC, but if consoles got modding, servers, and mouse and keyboard support, I might be tempted to buy one.

Wow.
That is cool. I was only planning on getting the ps3 version because it comes free with the pc version (or vice versa) but I'm impressed. There are very few games that have an ability for user made content, and I can only think of one that builds it into the functioning of the game...on the consoles at least.
UT3 allowed me to download mods to the ps3. Then with the right software you could make your own items/weapons in Borderlands.

Still, I am a little bit worried. After hearing them complain so long about the ps3 architecture, I can't help but wonder if it's really boggled them enough that this will stutter and crash amore than Fallout New Vegas.

Is this the begining of the new world of gaming i hope so.

Also this is why i give so much respect to valve there are always looking for ideas to make the industry better for gamers.

silverbullet1989:
lol yeah and Microsoft will announce there giving us all a years free subscription to xbox live =p

as nice as it would be, i can see microsoft been a pain in the ass about this... not that i care as i will get it on the pc, but i know my brother will get the xbox version.

Fix'd your post there.

Why would Microsoft be a pain in the ass about this?

Soviet Heavy:
While I am happy for the PS3 owners and PC guys like myself, I'm worried that the Xbox Live folks are going to get charged for "map packs" as DLC. This would be a travesty, since I doubt the creators would get any profit from it at all, while Microsoft scams the shit out of their customers.

Far Cry 2 on Xbox 360 had user-generated levels for free, I don't see why this would be an issue all of a sudden with Portal 2. I mean, as long as they're accessible through the game itself, instead of the XBL Marketplace, it should be fine.

OK. I said it before. I have to say it again: Why is Valve so nice to us?

GamesB2:

silverbullet1989:
lol yeah and Microsoft will announce there giving us all a years free subscription to xbox live =p

as nice as it would be, i can see microsoft been a pain in the ass about this... not that i care as i will get it on the pc, but i know my brother will get the xbox version.

Fix'd your post there.

Why would Microsoft be a pain in the ass about this?

thanks -_-

I'm not bashing them, i own a 360 myself... but its just that idea of giving things away for free... i mean all those problems involving the BBC's iplayer... something Microsoft didn't want free subscribers to use... they've been problems between valve and Microsoft before involving dlc, Microsoft wanting to charge for it, but valve not etc... i just can see it been one of those "yes you will get this modded content... eventually" like team fortress 2. I use to play that on the xbox till my brother showed me the PC version... its hard to believe its the same game.

GamesB2:

silverbullet1989:
lol yeah and Microsoft will announce there giving us all a years free subscription to xbox live =p

as nice as it would be, i can see microsoft been a pain in the ass about this... not that i care as i will get it on the pc, but i know my brother will get the xbox version.

Fix'd your post there.

Why would Microsoft be a pain in the ass about this?

Have you ever seen the xbox marketplace? Every little thing has a price tag attached to it, gamer pics, avatar clothing, game videos, game add-ons, every virtual item. It's pretty ridiculous what they can get away with selling. So of course, it's super likely MS is gonna be a pain and charge for every single user-created mod and knick-knack, while PC users get it all gratis.

Drummie666:
OK. I said it before. I have to say it again: Why is Valve so nice to us?

Maybe they're just that cool?

GamesB2:

silverbullet1989:
lol yeah and Microsoft will announce there giving us all a years free subscription to xbox live =p

as nice as it would be, i can see microsoft been a pain in the ass about this... not that i care as i will get it on the pc, but i know my brother will get the xbox version.

Fix'd your post there.

Why would Microsoft be a pain in the ass about this?

Because they've constantly been one on almost every single issue so far regarding free downloadable content?

Soviet Heavy:
While I am happy for the PS3 owners and PC guys like myself, I'm worried that the Xbox Live folks are going to get charged for "map packs" as DLC. This would be a travesty, since I doubt the creators would get any profit from it at all, while Microsoft scams the shit out of their customers.

Would they be allowed to sell other people's work for money for themselves, without the designer getting any profit? Wouldn't they be sued for that, at least I hope so anyway, the people who design the levels should get all the profit.

The folks at Bethesda studios should work on this! would be awesome to have all the mods made in skyrim to be on the ps3 & xbox aswell =D

Valve has recently been doing a REALLY good job at making us forget about how much we want Episode III.

silverbullet1989:
thanks -_-

I'm not bashing them, i own a 360 myself... but its just that idea of giving things away for free... i mean all those problems involving the BBC's iplayer... something Microsoft didn't want free subscribers to use... they've been problems between valve and Microsoft before involving dlc, Microsoft wanting to charge for it, but valve not etc... i just can see it been one of those "yes you will get this modded content... eventually" like team fortress 2. I use to play that on the xbox till my brother showed me the PC version... its hard to believe its the same game.

As someone else pointed out, there have been a ton of games that have free DLC.
Also Far Cry 2 had user created content that was freely accessible within the game.
This is a pretty big game, maybe Microsoft will get in the way but I digress.

Nalesnik:
Have you ever seen the xbox marketplace? Every little thing has a price tag attached to it, gamer pics, avatar clothing, game videos, game add-ons, every virtual item. It's pretty ridiculous what they can get away with selling. So of course, it's super likely MS is gonna be a pain and charge for every single user-created mod and knick-knack, while PC users get it all gratis.

Pretty much the same for you. Plenty of games out there with free DLC.

Cursed Frogurt:
Valve has recently been doing a REALLY good job at making us forget about how much we want Episode III.

Well revenge of the sith wasn't valves top goal anyway.

I do hope the 360 people get it for free like the other two, be nice to see microsoft remember we are people not money machines.

Drummie666:
OK. I said it before. I have to say it again: Why is Valve so nice to us?

to make you lower your gaurd then bam you are in a valve utopia. Only don't scratch the paint then you will see the horrors they plan.

probaly gets released as map packs costing money

Cursed Frogurt:
Valve has recently been doing a REALLY good job at making us forget about how much we want Episode III.

Hey the moment EVERYBODY forgets about Episode 3, It will come out.
OT: Micro$oft are not going to be happy if "free" is used.

Now this, this is something I can get behind.

I wish more developers would do this.

GamesB2:

silverbullet1989:
thanks -_-

I'm not bashing them, i own a 360 myself... but its just that idea of giving things away for free... i mean all those problems involving the BBC's iplayer... something Microsoft didn't want free subscribers to use... they've been problems between valve and Microsoft before involving dlc, Microsoft wanting to charge for it, but valve not etc... i just can see it been one of those "yes you will get this modded content... eventually" like team fortress 2. I use to play that on the xbox till my brother showed me the PC version... its hard to believe its the same game.

As someone else pointed out, there have been a ton of games that have free DLC.
Also Far Cry 2 had user created content that was freely accessible within the game.
This is a pretty big game, maybe Microsoft will get in the way but I digress.

Oh i totally agree, but wasn't far cry 2's built into the game? the map creation had its own section with in the game that Microsoft couldn't control, im only taking a guess as i played the pc copy which essentially was another console port, where as in this case, content has to be made on a PC then somehow accessed on the console via some other means... it mite be as simple as plugging a flash drive in and copying it over now Microsoft have given us flash drive support...lets hope that anyway. My only other problem is like you said this is a pretty big game, can you really see Microsoft passing up an opportunity to get something extra for what is going to be a popular game?

John Funk:
< said Faliszek. "But the content that comes out is agnostic,

...holds the theory that God is unknowable?

Am I missing something here?

chickenlord:
The folks at Bethesda studios should work on this! would be awesome to have all the mods made in skyrim to be on the ps3 & xbox aswell =D

lol do you really want hundreds of boob and nude mods :p

Holy crap just yesterday i was talking on this forum about how it would be awesome to PC mods released on consoles, this is just amazing, I never had any interest in Portal 2 before but now i might give it a try

Just on this, Bethesda, This is a good idea that should be used in all your future games!!

"Skynet, the making of."

I'm just saying.

silverbullet1989:

chickenlord:
The folks at Bethesda studios should work on this! would be awesome to have all the mods made in skyrim to be on the ps3 & xbox aswell =D

lol do you really want hundreds of boob and nude mods :p

re-read your post... yes...yes i would... and im not saying that i dont already have hundreds of boob and nude mods cause i plane to get it for PC anyway, i just think it would be a good idea for people who dont have a PC to handle it to have hundreds of boob and nude mods!!!

C95J:

Soviet Heavy:
While I am happy for the PS3 owners and PC guys like myself, I'm worried that the Xbox Live folks are going to get charged for "map packs" as DLC. This would be a travesty, since I doubt the creators would get any profit from it at all, while Microsoft scams the shit out of their customers.

Would they be allowed to sell other people's work for money for themselves, without the designer getting any profit? Wouldn't they be sued for that, at least I hope so anyway, the people who design the levels should get all the profit.

they'd claim they're charging for the distribution, not for the content itself. sorry, i mean "they WILL claim..." there's no doubt in my mind they'll find some way to charge for it.

hu...

nice adition

now i HAVE to keep the PS3 and the PC version that comes with it, damn, i´m gonna have to buy a second one to my friend...

I bet we Xbox owners still got to pay for it sigh oh well at least I got a new computer so I can buy it when it goes on sale

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