New user-friendly Portal 2 level editor teleports to PC, Mac May 8thPosted 12:50 pm on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 by Ryan Southard
Are you a bit puzzled about this news? You might be if you had already been using Valve’s first level editor offering for Portal 2, the “Authoring Tools“. Valve got input from users who, not being professional game developers, found the editor to be a bit too complex. Others found it difficult to find new puzzles created by other users. In any case, Valve is looking to, as usual, fix most of the problems users have experienced by releasing the “Perpetual Testing Initiative”, their brand new level editor. It releases on May 8th for PC and Mac. So far there’s no word on whether or not it will come to consoles.
The new editor will allow gamers to easily share, create, and play new creations. The Steam Workshop will become a hub for players to vote on levels and select them to play. The editor will also allow users to create their puzzles in-game, which is quite a convenience.
Gear up, it’s time to make some portals.
Ryan Southard is a video game enthusiast, dissecting games down to their tiniest details. Whether it’s new or it’s old, as long as it’s awesome, he’ll play it. Follow him on Twitter at @Ryan_Southard