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Portal 2 "Major Update" Free Next Year

Valve announces plans for a second free add-on for Portal 2 coming to their puzzle/platformer early next year. Word is this will include the recently revealed improved editing program:

October 21, 2011 - Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the second game add-on for the year's highest rated multiplatform game, Portal 2, is in development and targeted for release early next year.

This major update will feature an easy-to-use in-game map editor that will let users design, build and share their own single-player and co-op test chambers with the community, who will be able to view, play and vote on them with a simple click.

Portal 2 was released April 19, and currently holds a Metacritic score of 95%, making it the top-rated multiplatform game of 2011. Its first content update, "Peer Review", came out two weeks ago.

11. Re: Portal 2 Oct 22, 2011, 00:43 Jerykk
Hammer, the Source engine editor, is said to be a bitch and a half to work with, which is why there aren't a ton of maps for Source engine games even with the interest.

Wait, what? There are tons of maps for Source games. Hell, Source-engine games have more custom maps and mods than pretty much any other engine. TF2, L4D, L4D2, HL2, Portal, Portal 2... maps o'plenty. Check out or for a sampling.

This may seem extreme, but my boycott of Steam is due to my dislike of the platform and its unfriendliness to third party mods.

Unless a mod involves editing the game's exe or dll files, it should work fine with Steam. Which mods does Steam not like?
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