Valve dropped the delay bomb and it hit Portal 2, which is now delayed until April 20, 2011. Though the news is dire, Valve at least slightly softened the blow with a funny press release.
VALVE ANNOUNCES SHORTEST DELAY IN VALVE HISTORY
Valve today announced that Portal 2 — the sequel to the ground-breaking title that won over 30 game of the year awards, despite missing its original ship date — will now be available the week of April 18th, 2011. This two month slip not only marks the shortest delay in Valve’s proud tradition of delays, it represents the approaching convergence of Valve Time and Real Time. Though this convergence spells doom for humanity, it will not affect the new Portal 2 release date.
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Portal 2 has been delayed twice now, from being initially rumored to release during the 2010 holiday season to being pushed back to February 9, 2011, and now being pushed a couple of months back from that to April 20.
A delay to anything Portal isn’t welcomed, but it’s probably better off that Valve uses the delay time to make sure Portal 2 lives up to its expectations, rather than releasing a subpar product early.