Via another one of its slightly wacky press releases, Valve has stated that Portal 2 has officially been delayed until 2011.
Despite the developer’s promises that the extra time will be used to make the game ‘even better’, it will leave many fans disappointed.
“Aperture Science, doing business as Aperture Laboratories LLC, in partnership with Valve today announced the successful completion of an ethics-review-panel-supervised release date restructuring process. Portal 2, the sequel to the ground-breaking title that earned over 30 Game of the Year awards despite missing its original ship date, is now targeted for a 2011 release.
“Representatives from both companies acknowledged that public safety concerns factored into the decision. They went on to say that even though Portal 2 will arrive slightly later than planned, all life on earth won’t instantaneously stop as every molecule in your body explodes at the speed of light, which is what would happen should a rip ever appear in the fabric of Valve Time.”
“‘Also, the game will be even better,’ they added, missing an historic opportunity to create the first product delay press release to mention that a product is being delayed to make it worse.”
We are a little disappointed at the delay, but then again- Valve isn’t exactly known for it’s swift releases, so this will come as no surprise to some.