Gabe Newell, the jolly CEO of Valve, recently did a video conference with a bunch of high school kids in a marketing class. As awesome as this is by itself, Gabe dropped some pretty heavy news. After chewing the fat with the class, Gabe let it slip that Portal 2 development has completed, and that Valve is working on printing the discs for the game as we speak.
A hefty YouTube video (43 minutes long) shows the entire video conference, and we get to see Gabe talk directly to these kids and answer their marketing-related questions. We’ve got the full, meaty video after the cut.
Portal 2 is slated for a release date of April 18, 2011.
Meanwhile, Half-Life 2: Episode 3 has been delayed an additional five months due to the fat jokes in this post.