Steam features for Portal 2 on PS3 detailed

We’ve known for some time now that Steam support was coming to the PS3 version of Portal 2. Valve’s VP of Marketing, Doug Lombardi, appeared on the PlayStation.Blog today to talk a little more about how it’ll work:

Portal 2 for PlayStation 3 is the first title to support Steam on a console. Specifically, that means it offers cross-platform matchmaking, gameplay, friends, chat, and achievements, all powered by Steam. Steam on the PS3 also saves co-op game progress and single player saved games to the Steam Cloud, enabling players to pick up where they left off on any PlayStation 3.

That’s pretty cool. Lombardi also revealed that the PS3 game will offer access to a player’s Steam Friends list when they link their PSN and Steam accounts. This link will also make it so that earning a PS3 Trophy in Portal 2 will unlock the same Steam Achievement in your Steam account.

Portal 2’s release (on the PC and Xbox 360 in addition to the PS3) is just a few days away.

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