One of the biggest things about Portal 2, aside from the insane robots and hilarious story is the fact that once you’ve beaten a puzzle, it kind of sticks with you. Multiplayer can be frustrating when you know what to do, and sit there watching other players flail around.
It’s impossible to think Valve could churn out new maps at the pace needed to please everyone in the community. After all they are working on Half Life 2: Episode 3, right? However with the Steam Workshop that’s already made The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mods more accessable, Valve can outsource the work to creative players. Read on for more details.
According to a piece posted on the official Portal website, the Perpetual Testing Initiative which will be coming out for free on May 8th Portal 2 will have a broad suite of new features that allow players to create maps from within the game itself. These maps can then be shared over the Steam Workshop with other players.
While it’s as of yet unknown if you can berate your future victims with taunts and reminders of their parents (or lack thereof), this should go a long way towards making Portal 2 multiplayer a more fun and infinitely repayable experience.