Valve originally announced "Portal 2" for a 2010 launch, but delays do happen in the video game industry, and "Portal 2" has now been re-tagged to be released in 2011. The sequel, which will reportedly feature a co-op campaign and a story taking place hundreds of years after the first game.
"'Portal 2,' the sequel to the ground-breaking title that earned over 30 Game of the Year awards despite missing its original ship date, is now targeted for a 2011 release," the typically tongue-in-cheek press release from Valve stated.
That doesn't Valve won't have some "Portal 2"-related things to show interested parties at E3 next week, but it does mean that everyone who's been getting excited about the hotly anticipated follow-up may need to stretch their timeline of expectations out a few months to avoid disappointment.
"To ask questions about how close we all came to dying, or to ask futile questions about the previously announced E3 ***PORTAL-2-THEMED-FOR-GOD'S SAKE*** surprise or, less futilely, to schedule an appointment to attend a 'Portal 2' screening at the Valve booth during E3, please contact Valve's delegate to the EU's Valve Time Studies Group, Doug Lombardi," the release read.
Obviously, there will be some message board outrage, but Valve's credibility is better than most companies when they say they need more time to make a quality game.
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