Valve loves the Playstation 3 more than Sony does

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In addition to the expected PC version, Portal 2 will be out for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 this April. But look what version is getting cross-platform play and special Steam treatment:

Marking the debut of Steam functioning on any next generation console, the features shipping in the PS3 version of Portal 2 include cross platform play (PC/Mac vs. PS3) for multiplayer games, persistent cloud-based storage of PS3 saved games, and cross platform chat (PC/Mac and PS3)….In addition, those who purchase Portal 2 for the PlayStation 3 may unlock a Steam Play (PC & Mac) copy of Portal 2 at no additional cost by linking their PSN and Steam accounts.

Note to the DC Universe Online developers at Sony Online Entertainment, who actually work for the folks who make the PS3, but still split their player community between PS3 players and PC players, never the twain shall meet: that’s how you do cross-platform support.