Portal 2 Valve's last isolated single-player game?

Report puts question mark over future single-player projects from Valve

Unlikely though it may seem, Portal 2 could be Valve's last isolated single-player game, according to a new report.


GameTrailers' Geoff Keighley apparently said in his recent iOS-based 'Final Hours of Portal 2' article that Portal 2 was "probably" Valve's last game with an isolated single-player experience. This rang alarm bells with fans who requested clarification.

Responding on his blog, Keighley said: "This is coming from Valve, although I don't have a lot more to share other than what is in the story."

He adds: "I agree it's a provocative statement, especially given the amazing single player storyline in Portal 2. Keep in mind Valve said 'probably,' so I get the feeling that this could change."

We very much doubt this means an end to single-player campaigns from Valve altogether. That would spell the end of Half-Life as we know it.

We speculate it could mean Valve won't release any more games without a substantial multiplayer offering. Portal 2 has a co-op campaign, but no competitive multiplayer, and as such has been criticised for a lack of replay value.

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