Rumour: Portal 2 to have PC & PS3 Co-op

An EA employee has confirmed to Press X or Die that Valve’s upcoming first-person-puzzle-platformer Portal 2 will be sporting cross-platform co-op between PC and PS3.

At E3 2010, Gabe Newell came on stage during Sony’s press conference to announce that Portal 2 will be coming to PS3. But more importantly than that, it will also be the first console title to come with Valve’s “Steamworks” package. Valve announced that this would include Steamcloud support and automatic updates, but it seems it’s also enabled something a little more exciting.

Cross-Platform play between PC and console has been attempted several times this generation, though normally with an imbalance in PC’s favour. Has Valve managed to smooth over the kb/m & controller divide?

The official press release is expected next week.