Remember Portal 2? Not only did it receive more than 15 perfect scores (including one from our own Matt Sainsbury), but it also won numerous Game-Of-The-Year awards from an enormous amount of sites. While universally praised for its characters and story, the puzzles in the single-player campaign were the arguably the weakest part of the game. Valve, the creators of the Portal 2, want to alleviate this problem with a free update that will be released for Steam on May 8th.
The update, which is dubbed the “Perpetual Testing Initiative”, includes a level editor which will allow any Portal 2 owner to quickly create a level, test it, and publish it all within the game itself. Don’t worry, Source Engine fans; the Portal 2 SDK will still be present after the update, it just won’t be the only way for a Portal 2 player to create their own test chambers. The update will also add Steam Workshop support for Portal 2, which is where users will upload their custom levels along with community-made models for Team Fortress 2 and Skyrim’s
inevitable “Naughty Bits” texture pack weapon mods, AI reconfigurations, and updated armor textures. Below is the announcement video, narrated by the ever-so-charismatic Cave Johnson.
However, it appears that a Reddit user got his hands on the update early and decided to play around with the level editor to create a simple level along with checking out the community features. Below is a copy of the video (apparently the original was taken down);