Portal 2 is what some might consider a hugely successful game, now with over 4 million copies sold woldwide, developer Valve revealed today. Hey, people just love to do science, especially when it involves malformed turrets and ridiculously stupid AI.
The revelation comes from Valve's David Sawyer during an interview about the new puzzle editor. Right, we're also in the second week of May, and the Portal 2 "Perpetual Testing Initative" DLC has been released, right on schedule.
While the game already had an editor tool, the original was a bit too "complex and therefore difficult" for the much of the community, eager as they may have been to create custom chambers. The more hardcore crowd managed to put over 400 maps with the early authoring tool package, but Valve still thought it best to reapproach the content, leading to the new Puzzle Maker.
"The Puzzle Maker lets people try their hand at creating puzzles while also letting them discover, share, and easily play what they and other Portal 2 players are coming up with. So the editor needed to let anyone pick it up and not just use it, but enjoy the process of using it. We think people will have fun with the Puzzle Maker even if they never share their work with anyone else. On the other hand, there are some incredibly talented designers who now have the tools and, more importantly, the stage to show off their work to the whole Portal 2 player base."
Have at it, people. For anyone who doesn't already own a copy of the game, it's currently 66% off via Steam.