Quantcast
PAX East: Valve's Josh Weier talks Portal 2 - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


PAX East: Valve's Josh Weier talks Portal 2


4:40 PM on 03.21.2011



Valve's Portal 2 is one of our most anticipated games of 2011, so I made sure to check out the ten-minute demo that the company was showing off at PAX East. After seeing the demo, which included footage from the single-player campaign featuring J.K. Simmons as Aperture Science founder Cave Johnson, I spoke with the game's Project Lead, Josh Weier, to hear more about Johnson's significance in the story.

We also touched on a number of other topics: the foundation of the creative spirit that drives Portal, and the new tools at your disposal in Portal 2; the extent of Steamworks integration in the PlayStation 3 version of the game; and the reasoning behind the casting choices for Johnson and Stephen Merchant's Wheatley (which I was overthinking, apparently).

Portal 2 will be out for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and Mac on April 19, 2011.

[Editor's note: Special thanks to Bob Muir for shooting and editing this video interview!]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Destructoid Originals

8:00 AM on 12.21.2014
Brett Makedonski's personal picks for Game of the Year 2014

2014 was the most hectic twelve months of my life. Up until late September, I'm fairly certain I spent more of the year on the road than at home. I did so much travelling that I honestly considered eschewing a top five games ...more



5:00 PM on 12.20.2014
Jonathan's personal GOTY for best butt goes to...

The Captain Falcon amiibo is apparently pretty hard of get a hold of right now. Through a strange series of events, I ended up with one last night. Without getting into all the details, I'll let you know that I ended up stan...more



4:00 PM on 12.20.2014
Chris Carter's personal picks for Game of the Year 2014

Despite what people may say, I thought 2014 was an excellent year. Heck, nearly every year is great for gaming. I played over 300 titles across all platforms, a little more than last year -- but mostly that's because of my pr...more



View all Destructoid Originals






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more