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.
|....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"....|
|....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....|