Sequel to Portal won’t be released this year

Speaking with Eurogamer, Doug Lombardi revealed that we won’t be getting a sequel to the ultra-popular Portal anytime soon by saying, “you won’t see a new Portal at retail this Christmas.”

“I think that when you hit something like that, you have two choices: you can quickly replicate it and stick it out there — do the opportunistic thing and cash in on it; or you can do the crazy thing like we did after Half-Life was so successful and go off and try and say, ‘Okay, that was revolutionary, so its successor has to be equally as revolutionary.'”

This news really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone. Valve’s become famous for taking as much time as it needs to make a product that is nothing short of astonishing, even if that usually means gamers are in for a long, long wait.

While I’m sure Portal 2 will be amazing whenever it does come out, the wait is definitely going to be a painful one. What would you guys like to see in the sequel? An overall lengthier experience? More Companion Cube lovin’?

Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.