Valve reveals details for Steam on PS3

Valve reveals details for Steam on PS3
Valve has revealed many details about its upcoming Steam "experience" for the PS3, coming next week with the launch of "Portal 2."

Portal 2 is the first game to support Steam on a console, and the game will offer "cross-platform matchmaking, gameplay, friends, chat, and achievements," says the company.



Additionally, Steam for PS3 allows for game progress to be saved to the Steam cloud where they can continue playing their game on any PS3.

From within the Steam overlay, gamers have access to both their PSN and Steam friends, "displaying their in-game or online status and providing a quick pathway to text chats, player profiles, friend requests, and game invites. Steam Achievements are earned in lockstep with PSN Trophies and are also accessible within the Steam overlay."

To use Steam you must link your PSN account with your Steam account, which takes a few clicks after you insert Portal 2.

Finally, if you purchase the PS3 version, you will also be given an access code to play on your PC or Mac, as well.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 13 Apr 2011 20:01
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  • 11 comments
  • TBandit

    I hope they do this with Battlefield 3 because its hard to find people on bad company 2

    13.4.2011 21:24 #1

  • ROMaster2

    Very, very nice. I don't have a PS3, but it's still an awesome addition.

    Now only to wonder what games will be compatible.

    13.4.2011 21:50 #2

  • pcrazy99

    This sounds pretty cool. I wonder if this will only be for future releases or if some existing games will be made compatible.

    13.4.2011 22:51 #3

  • KillerBug

    Quote:Finally, if you purchase the PS3 version, you will also be given an access code to play on your PC or Mac, as well. That is really nice of them...
    ...too bad I am so paranoid of Steam and the implications it brings.


    13.4.2011 23:04 #4

  • ps3lvanub

    A company which controls exactly what customers can do with the consoles that the customer own paired with a platform which controls exactly how customers can play their own games? a Match made in heaven for these corporate bastards.

    14.4.2011 10:52 #5

  • SomeBozo

    Steam sucks, would love to see Anonymous go after Steam and keep the pressure on Sony :)

    14.4.2011 12:02 #6

  • lissenup3

    Originally posted by TBandit: I hope they do this with Battlefield 3 because its hard to find people on bad company 2 There are hundreds of rooms and thousands of people on BFBC2 via the PC so sounds like Bad Company 2 is a PS3 flop. I also know that XBox 360 has a boatload of rooms/people.

    Another point AWAY from PS3

    14.4.2011 17:07 #7

  • Cawthorne

    Hopefully this will mean we'll see some pc only games porting to PS3? CSS for instance? Hopefully we won't have to buy it again just to play it on the PS3 though.

    Xbox 360 rules!

    15.4.2011 15:25 #8

  • Emudude1963

    Does this mean I can't play Portal 2 on my PS3 Unless I am connected to the Internet? Neither my Xbox 360 or my PS3 (or Wii) are connected to the Internet. If I am forced to use the Internet to Play Portal 2, that would suck.

    Saving the Universe, One Computer at a time.

    18.4.2011 10:15 #9

  • glazenuts

    Just what we need, another network layer to add to latency lag.

    I started with nothing, I still have little left.
    <unknown>

    21.4.2011 01:28 #10

  • medanum

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    21.4.2011 23:46 #11

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