New trailer for the Vive Pre could hint at the possibility of Portal 3

The new trailer for the Vive Pre has been released, but could it indicate that Portal 3 is coming to VR?

Now that 2016 is officially underway, we can expect to see a lot of trailers in the months leading up to the official launch of virtual reality, each showcasing some of the features of the various HMDs (head-mounted displays). Although there are quite a number of choices, the big 3 VR kits for gaming are the Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR (formerly Project Morpheus), and the HTC Vive.

In an effort to stay in the public eye now that we are steadily approaching  pre-orders for the Oculus Rift, HTC and Valve have released a new trailer for the Vive Pre, their second generation developer kit, and the last few seconds of the video could indicate their intention to develop a sequel to Valve's most popular game that doesn't rhyme with "calf-strife".

The video shows various immersive environments from underwater to outer space, as well as a clip showing off a bit more of the Vive app Tiltbrush, but just before the video ends we are shown a woman wearing a white vest and orange jumpsuit folded down to her waist. If you recall, this is the fashion choice of none other than Chell, the protagonist from Portal. The woman proceeds to raise her arms, distorting the walls at her sides, and blasting through the wall in front of her.

People have been clamouring for a new Portal game for years, as the last one was released way back in 2011, and it could be the perfect launch title for the Vive once it's finally released.

Do you think that this is an indication of Valve and HTC's intentions to finally give us a third entry in the Portal series? Let us know in the comments below.

Published Jan. 5th 2016
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  • Jay Ricciardi
    I'd honestly be guessing a Chell-related spin-off instead of a direct Portal 3. I'd love to see Chell out in the world, wandering and making sense of it all.

    I don't think it's just Portal 1 or 2 on Vive, though, purely because she's not wearing the signature long fall boots.
  • David Fisher
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    Not entirely sold on the "Portal 3" idea. Firstly, I have no idea why they would use Chell - seeing as her story is pretty much over - and it might just be nothing more than a "hey, play Portal in VR!" type deal. Unless Chell now has reality-rift powers this only supports my case.

    You would think they would do a new Half-Life if anything though. The game has always been used to highlight their newest advancements in game design.

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