Portal 2 to get motion controlled version

A special version of Portal 2 with motion control support has been announced at CES. Oh well, it was only a matter of time before even Valve started devoting energy to keeping up with the Kinect and Move hype- HA HA. FAT CHANCE. Valve is too sharp for all that, and will be releasing the motion-enabled edition of Portal 2 alongside the new Razer Hydra motion control system for the PC.

Know what's so 2010? Cameras. The Hydra uses Sixense's "TrueMotion technology," which detects motion with a magnetic field, meaning that it doesn't require calibration, and can detect motion regardless of line-of-sight. Aside from that, it functions much like Move - it requires, and is only able to detect, handheld controllers. Still, trust Valve to support something involving fu**in' magnets (how do they work?).

Above: Venture Beat checks out the Hydra and Portal 2

The special version of Portal 2 will feature some exclusive challenges which make use of the technology. You can see more of it in action over at Engadget... it's a good thing for LCDs, because putting a big magnet next to a CRT monitor would not be advisable.

There's no word on it, but we wouldn't be shocked if the special version came to the PS3 with Move support, as the devices seem to offer similar user experiences, even if the Hydra is more Valve's style.

Jan 10, 2010




  • EnragedTortoise1 - January 11, 2011 1:02 a.m.

    Hopefully it comes to PS3, as well. I really need to justify my early adoption of Move. :P
  • NearNRiver - January 11, 2011 12:54 a.m.

    Yeah, renkun67, I was just thinking that. The Stretching tool/gravity gun element looks a lot cooler ( for most of the population) than the motion control.
  • renkun67 - January 11, 2011 12:43 a.m.

    Am I the only one who noticed the stretching block...
  • grappler51 - January 10, 2011 10:50 p.m.

    I love your articles Tyler. The magnets part made me chuckle.
  • fthel - January 10, 2011 10:32 p.m.

    oh wait didn't see that ICP joke eh thats what you get for not reading the article before responding (many can learn this lesson too)
  • nemesisuprising - January 10, 2011 10:24 p.m.

    lmao great ICP joke lol I remember an interviewer from machinima have them a book called "how magnets work" and I laughed my ass off
  • fthel - January 10, 2011 10:14 p.m.

    I personally would go with an Insane Clown Posse joke
  • fthel - January 10, 2011 10:07 p.m.

    we need a rule that is "any quotation of still alive will be met with a banning" to cut down on jokes like this?
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - January 10, 2011 10 p.m.

    @davidjericho "will be releasing the motion-enabled edition of Portal 2 alongside the new Razer Hydra motion control system for the PC."
  • davidjericho - January 10, 2011 9:59 p.m.

    All right, hopefully the PC version also gets one...
  • 435 - January 10, 2011 9:56 p.m.

    ... Okay... ... ...Okay. Okay. Right. What the fu-- ...

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