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Apparently Portal 2 Does Not Have Full Move Support

Posted by James Newton

Confusion reigns

Yesterday we reported that Portal 2 will feature PlayStation Move support, owing to a German interview translated by Eurogamer. Now developer Valve has stepped in to say "remember when someone said PlayStation Move support was coming to Portal 2, and you were like, 'No way!' and then I was all, 'well actually it's not.' That was great."

According to Valve, the quote in question was "lost in translation", as spokesman Doug Lombardi confirmed:

Portal 2 does not include support for Sony's motion controller.

Despite this, Eurogamer is sticking to its claims that its original translation is accurate, and according to our independent translation Valve's Chet Faliszek did indeed say the game would have full PlayStation Move support.

All these crossed wires and misinformation is certainly confusing, but it sounds like – for now at least – there will be no Move support in Portal 2.


User Comments (6)



TGov said:

Well, since we are getting Steam it isn't out of the realm of possibility that it could be added down the road in a patch.



din_djinn said:

It's a cute remark to just dismiss this as mistake as "lost in translation," but really, it's not that hard to translate German into English. I wonder if we can find the original German quotation.



James said:

It's been edited out of the original statement now but I translated it myself and it definitely said "PlayStation Move support"!



SwerdMurd said:

Personally I'd be pretty happy if it had Mouse/keys support (USB or bluetooth), like all games that exist on PC in addition to other platforms. Especially if it's gonna be cross-console multiplayer--let me at least compete on an even playing field with the people with infinitely more precise control.

Why don't all games have mouse/keys support? Literally the only one I can think of is Unreal Tournament 3...and who plays that?

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