More Portal 2 content coming this summer, and it will be free (Updated)

The game may have been released less than two weeks ago, but plans for more Portal 2 content is already in the works, according to a Fast Company interview with members of Valve. To be fair, plans for the DLC (downloadable content) were probably in the works long before the game was even released, but this is the first confirmation of new DLC being released into the wilderness.

“We will be announcing some DLC for [Portal 2], so folks can keep a look out for more content coming this summer. We’ll be putting more details out about that in a week or so. We’ll support that with more videos or more comics.”

The rest of the interview discusses the making of the game, so it isn’t clear exactly what the DLC will contain, nor whether it will be geared towards the single player campaign, the co-op campaign or both.

Although full sales figures haven’t been released for April yet, it appears that Portal 2 is a hit. The current problems with the PlayStation Network may be hurting the PS3 sales (as well as any PS3 games with an online component), but the other platform sales should be doing well, regardless.

In the meantime, Portal 2 is available now (check out our review) on Mac, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

[Update:  After this article was posted, Valve released a statement confirming that the DLC will feature new test chambers, leaderboards, challenges for single and multiplayer and more.  The developer also announced that the content will be free, and that it will be available on all platforms.

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