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Valve programmer Jeep Barnett has described the integration of Steamworks in the PS3 version of Portal 2 as a "first step", telling GamerZines about future plans the developer has for the system on consoles.

"We were talking earlier about being able to buy (Portal 2) for PS3 and have a linked version for PC and Mac as well," said Barnett talking to us last week. "Well, we'd love to go the other way with it.

"Say you buy it on PC and then you have a downloadable version for PS3. That would be beautiful and is something that I would personally like to see next. But there are a lot of other things too.
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....Barnett also added that the developer "would love" to see Steamworks integrated into next-gen consoles from day one, but that the decision was again "up to the platform holders"....
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....Though the feature is currently only available on the PC and PlayStation 3 versions of Portal 2, Barnett said that it "would be awesome" if Valve could strike a deal with Microsoft to bring Steamworks to Xbox 360....
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Hrm...Not a bad idea ~ Sounds interesting.
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Valve, unless it's about Episode 3, please ... shut up.
    
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Valve, unless it's about Episode 3, please ... shut up.
Agreed.
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I don't think that Microsoft will allow Valve integrate Steam within XB360 at all, apparently Steam is a very threat to GFWL.
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Valve, unless it's about Episode 3, please ... shut up.
This
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Steam would then pretty much own the gaming market if they were able to get this on the majority of all releases.
     
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unfortunatley, microsoft is a dick. they'd never let steam threaten their beloved Xbox live.
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Valve, unless it's about Episode 3, please ... shut up.
kinda this.
but i'd love to play CS:S/TF2/DoD with my crapsole X360s and rape them and give them a thorough tea bagging.
    
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This sounds awesome! Why stop with PC to console steamplay? How about mobile and portables? If I buy almost any new bluray it comes with a digital copy for my mobile devices. I'd love to see the same concept apply to games.
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Valve, unless it's about Episode 3, please ... shut up.
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Agreed.
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This
Yep
    
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