With Portal 2 releasing in just a few days on the PS3, a lot of gamers are wondering the limitations that they might have on the FREE Steam copy packed with the game.
Every brand new PS3 copy will include a voucher code inside the game. The question is, does this mean that I can give this to a friend that has Steam account so that we can play together? Yes, the Steam voucher code that is included in your PS3 copy will act as a stand-alone game.
When you get the voucher code, you can do whatever you want with it: you can sell it to get your money back, or give to a friend. The code isn’t DRM’d or bound to you, so giving it to a friend is quite possibly the best option as it will allow you guys to play the co-op with each other.
It’s much like a buy one get one free deal. The code to download via Steam is only available for the PS3 version of Portal 2.
NOTE: If you link your Steam account on your PlayStation Network, you will NOT be able to play the game at the same time, UNLESS the person that owns the PS3 Portal 2 disc will create a new PSN account and link it to your friend’s account. Please remember that when you own the Steam version of Portal 2, you can play with someone on the PS3 version of Portal 2 that linked their Steam account.
Steam players will be able to play Portal 2 with PS3 gamers. Cross-over matchmaking is possible between PC and PS3 Portal 2 gamers.
UPDATE: For players who are having a hard time understanding this article, here’s a step by step guide.
1. Give the STEAM voucher code to your friend.
2. Either make a dummy PSN account or have his PSN account activated on your PS3.
3. Play the Portal 2 PS3 disc on your PS3 using his dummy or his PSN account
4. Press SELECT to open STEAM while playing Portal 2.
5. Link his PSN or dummy account to the Steam account he has.
6. There ya go, you can now play together!
Now, is this too hard to comprehend? AND YES, this has been tested by us.
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