Portal 2 has released, and it is the first of its sort to feature cross platform-play between the PS3 and PC. Valve programmer Jeep Barnett thinks this gives players a level of convenience not seen in gaming before.

“Some people who have PS3s… I’m not going to say all, but I’m going to say a majority, also play PC,” he said. “So the people who play on PC who have a Steam account will be able to play with PS3 friends and PC friends. [The connection between PS3 and PC] gives people the freedom to play on the hardware that’s not only of their preference, but also their convenience. What were two separate universes is now one big happy family.”

When asked if he’d like to see full Steam games available on the PS3 in the future, he said, “I’d love to see that. Maybe I’m answering these too personally. I think it’s a great idea and it’s going to become much more common. Having downloadable games is another one of those inevitabilities, like it was with the music industry. It’s on the way.”

Source: CVG