Free Portal 2 DLC for Everyone!
For fans who cannot stop thinking with portals, you’ll be happy to know that Valve’s hotly anticipated first DLC (Downloadable content) pack for Portal 2 will be available entirely free of charge. That’s regardless of whether you have a PC, PS3 or Xbox 360 version of the game.
(08/19/11) UPDATE: It’s here! It’s finally goddamned here! At long last we have a more solid release date indication for this free DLC that Valve have been promising since April. Unfortunately, it’s not even a definite, actual date, as Valve has said we can expect the free Portal 2 DLC to drop in “mid-September“. C’mon guys, when exactly in September?
Leaving aside the controversy of The Potato Sack promotion which left a bad taste in certain players’ mouths, the launch of Portal 2 was still a triumph for developer and publisher, Valve. Putting players back into the well-supported boots of lab-rat Chell or the adorable tag-team of Aperture Science robots, Atlas and P-Body, Valve has created another scientific smash-hit. (Full review here)
Speculation is rife on whether the DLC pack was intended to be free from the outset, or whether Valve have decided to make it free in order to soothe any ruffled feathers that some of their fans might have experienced during the Portal 2 early release cross promotion of The Potato Sack.
Either way, the gesture is well appreciated. Thanks Valve. It seems we’ve got lots and lots more testing to do… for science.
Expect the DLC pack to feature new test chamber areas, new challenge modes for both single-player and co-op, as well as a few extra nuts and bolts. Release date TBA.
(06/17/11) UPDATE: There is a new Portal 2 DLC pack available now, but it’s not the big free one that we’re hoping for.