Update for Portal 2 Map Maker Adds Co-op Support
Valve, creators of Portal 2, released an update today for Portal 2 and its puzzle map making software, titled the Perpetual Testing Initiative, that adds support for the creation of co-op chambers. You could previously only design chambers for a single individual to solve, but this update now allows you to craft chambers for two best buds to solve together.
This update also brings with it a new feature called “Quick Play”, which allows players to find and play the top-rated user-created maps in a range of categories.
So, do you have a copy of Portal 2 and a craving for creating quizzical test chambers, but simply lack a good buddy to play those maps with? Well have no fear, Valve has you covered. Any and all owners of Portal 2 on Steam will be given a 75% off coupon on the game that can be given to a friend so they can purchase it at a fraction of the price.
Portal 2 owners: you are now receiving updates for a game that is nearly free itself, thanks to the introduction of this coupon. This actually isn’t all that surprising, as Valve just the other day released an update for a game that’s been out since 2007, and they’re not the type of company who thinks ridiculously low-priced game sales are bad.
It should also be noted that since the release of the Perpetual Testing Initiative, over 170,000 test chambers have been created by players — and map development is still going strong. Good grief.