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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:57am 02/05/11 | 13 Comments
Last week we mentioned Valve's Doug Lombardi said in an interview that the first batch of downloadable content (DLC) for Portal 2 was potentially coming just in time for winter here in Australia, and over the weekend this was officially confirmed by the developer.
Portal 2 DLC #1 will offer new test chambers for players, leaderboards, challenge mode for single and multiplayer modes, and more.
Many of you speculated that because said DLC was coming from Valve, it would most likely be free, which they happily confirmed for you, stating that it would be free of charge across PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Mac.

Now if only other developers/publishers would follow suit.



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ravn0s
Posted 10:22am 02/5/11
im wondering how they got away with it being free on xbox.

last edited by ravn0s at 10:22:25 02/May/11
XandraX
Posted 10:17am 02/5/11
Valve should team up with Unbeatable Banzuke to form the ultimate obstacle course.
Raven
Posted 10:26am 02/5/11
Indeed - DLC should be used to promote further sales of the game, not milk more money from existing customers.
Khel
Posted 10:38am 02/5/11
Theres been free DLC on XBox before, Burnout Paradise had a TONNE of free DLC and Red Dead Redemption had some free DLC, so its not like Microsoft force people to charge for DLC.
Eorl
Posted 10:59am 02/5/11
Yeah but Valve has had trouble in the past with L4D DLC having to be paid for. Wonder what they did this time round.
Nathan
Posted 11:01am 02/5/11
Challenge Mode sounds interesting
Khel
Posted 11:16am 02/5/11
Maybe they just told people they had trouble so they could get away with charging for it :P
Rohan
Posted 11:32am 02/5/11
Maybe it's a case of bad publicity? Offering DLC at a premium shortly after the game has been released seems like a fail kinda move.
blaze0041
Posted 11:37am 02/5/11
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I heard that Valve were adopting a similar approach to Team Meat's approach in the XBLA version of Super Meat Boy.
http://supermeatboy.com/38/Teh_Internets_/#b
Door
Posted 11:50am 02/5/11
I don't know what you hear, so that would be impossible.
Ozzy
Posted 02:13pm 02/5/11
I love you Valve
glynd
Posted 03:21pm 02/5/11
so much love for valve.
Hemerage
Posted 08:13pm 02/5/11
Rad!
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