Valve knows that they’re notorious for not quite getting things out on time, and so it is with tongue firmly in cheek that they announced “the shortest delay in Valve’s proud tradition of delays,” which puts Portal 2 out in April instead of February.
If you remember, the game was soft-launched early this year with a freaky viral campaign, then fully announced in a big reveal in Game Informer. I saw their presentation myself at E3, and the game is real, and looks great, but I had the feeling that it wouldn’t make its stated ship-by date.
Guess we won’t be pre-ordering it for Christmas presents, then. Ah well. Such is life. Such is Valve.