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if i buy portal 2 for xbox 360 does it also come with pc free copy?

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Unfortunately no. The Xbox 360 does not have "Valve Steamworks" Support, meaning that in addition to not having your steam friends list, or cross plattform play, you will also not get a "Multiplattform" version of Portal 2(ie. Portal 2 for all Steam plattforms, PC, Mac, PS3).

This is because Microsoft Xbox 360 plattform is not "open" enough to give Valve the amount of freedom they need to make this happen.

Note, the PS3 version does not actually come with a "Free" copy of Portal 2 for PC (eg. that you can gift to another person), but rather that when you link your Playstation.net and Steam accounts, Portal 2 will be available on Steam.  (So unless you want to link your PS3 with someone else's steam account, you will not be able to share this version with a friend)

Just for completeness, if you purchase the PC version (or Mac) on Steam, it does not come with a "free copy" of the PS3 version.

Hope that helps :)
answered 8 years ago by aggies11 Journeyman (660 points)   2 11
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No , valve only did this with the PS3 version since they have a good relationship with Sony. Maybe in near future that Xbox will get steam functions like the PS3 has now.
answered 8 years ago by RageQuit Soldier (2,345 points)   1 4 17
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No. This is because Valve has an exclusive deal with sony to provide steamworks on the ps3. Sorry.
answered 8 years ago by godlike_gamer Adept (897 points)   2 14
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No....unfortunally Valve didnt anounce anything about that......and the xbox 360 version doesnt allow platform crossplay as well.......  PC-->PS3 does allow crossplay
answered 8 years ago by ygurin Rookie (216 points)   2 5
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No, the XBox 360 version of Portal 2 doesn't come with a free PC copy.

This only comes with the PS3 copy, along with cloud based storage and exclusive in game Steam features.
answered 8 years ago by mrtowel Prince (27,434 points)   8 18 41
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Sorry, xBox360 didnt get that support.
answered 8 years ago by MrMacMan Mercenary (1,236 points)   1 13
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Nope only offered that with ps3
answered 8 years ago by Krockett Journeyman (671 points)   1 7
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Nope this promotion is only for the PS3.
answered 8 years ago by darconious Journeyman (634 points)   1 13
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nope. and steamworks will never happen because xbox live is a terribly locked down service. they won't even let valve put out free updates.
answered 8 years ago by jaykay Master (8,580 points)   5 7 51
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No, only the PS3 is giving away Portal 2 on the PC right now, so if you have to decide wheter you want it on the PC or on the X-box.
answered 8 years ago by Pattycack3e Journeyman (683 points)   1 7
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I wish. But as was said below, Xbox 360 isn't open enough to allow Steam to run. I hope that in the future this will change...
answered 8 years ago by nabramson Mercenary (1,899 points)   2 6 32
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As many said repeatedly, It's a deal with Valve and PS3 to promote this game aswell as the sale in this console. Only PS3 gets the steam code, which is not really an independent steam key you can giveaway to anyone else. You have to first play it on PS3 and then link PSN with Steam to use the code. Buying a Xbox 360 title for this game is pointless, unless you have more friends having 360s for co-op. Good luck.
answered 8 years ago by gamerx1990 Mercenary (1,491 points)   2 18
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Microsoft does not wish to partner with Steam for cross platform compatibility probably because both distributes games digitally.....
answered 8 years ago by xboxer King (32,462 points)   6 11 48
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No, it doens't. If you buy it for xbox that's it. You may buy it for ps3 (if you have it of course) and you'll get it on the pc for free since you "share" it via steamworks (you bind it to your steam account). However, if your intention was to gift it to a friend, I'm afraid it's not possible.
answered 8 years ago by markitou Journeyman (714 points)   1 16
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nah. disappointing isn't it?
answered 8 years ago by spareanygp Newbie (185 points)   4
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It only works with the PS3 version.  Valve has stated that the PS3 will be the best console version according to Gabe Newell.
answered 8 years ago by jblingblang Initiate (339 points)   3
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No because only the PS3 version is connected to steam. So they get the PC version as an extra
answered 8 years ago by Death31133 Mercenary (1,058 points)   1 1 19
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No it doesn't. Unlike how the ps3 allwos you to link your ps3 account with your steam account the 360 does not have that support
answered 8 years ago by bain9321 Mercenary (1,466 points)   1 2 14
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Sadly no but the ps3 dose come with one tho
answered 8 years ago by Lunamaria Adept (895 points)   1 17
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Unfortunately no. Free PC/MAC version comes with PS3 only.

Sometimes i wish to sell my xbox and get PS3 >_<
answered 8 years ago by Filoleg Adept (873 points)   18
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Nope, just the PS3 version does.
answered 8 years ago by Angel037 Adept (756 points)   13
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no because microsoft didn't let them use the Steam platform theyve made to be put on their console.
answered 8 years ago by ExiledOne Mercenary (1,130 points)   11
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No. Portal 2 for Xbox 360 doesnt gives away any free PC / Mac versions because Valve isnt involved with Microsoft.
answered 8 years ago by Jaws444 Hero (3,876 points)   1 4 39
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No sorry I don't know why but valve decided to enter that PS3 users would come with a free PC copy but not Xbox but i would just get PC i am pretty sure its cheaper and cooler
answered 8 years ago by djs Soldier (2,570 points)   3 10 39
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No, that's only for the PS3 version. Don't feel bad though; those who bought the PS3 version in order to play on the PC can't even do that right now, since they have to register the game on the Playstation Network (which is currently down)
answered 8 years ago by Saffir Journeyman (634 points)   5
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The xbox 360 version doesn't come with pc free copy because xbox live is by microsoft
 and steam by valve. Thats all I can tell
answered 8 years ago by GmodderDude Mercenary (1,731 points)   1 7

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