One of the biggest surprises of the year was undoubtedly the launch of Portal and Portal 2 via the Portal: Companion Collection on Switch. Widely regarded as two of the greatest video games of all time, the ports run like butter on Nintendo’s hybrid console, no doubt introducing a swathe of new players to the world of Aperture Science along with characters like Wheatley and the esteemed GlaDOS.
One of the running jokes with Valve is that the publisher is seemingly incapable of creating a third entry to their popular IP. Franchises like Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Half-Life have all more or less come to an end with their respective sophomore titles (though you could argue that Half-Life Alyx is technically the third mainline entry to the Half-Life series), but this hasn’t stopped fans from requesting and petitioning for more of that Valve goodness.
One person who has recently expressed her desire for a new entry to the Portal franchise is none other than Ellen McLain, the acclaimed actress who voices Portal’s main antagonist GlaDOS. In speaking with YouTuber KIWI TALKZ, she responded to a comment relating to the fan requests for Portal 3 and specifically more GlaDOS:
“Well, write in! Email Valve! You’ve got my blessing. Say “Ellen wants to do a Portal 3″!”
It was said in a rather joking manner, but the intent is certainly there. She goes on to explain that an actor’s job is to ensure that a character doesn’t feel stale after multiple portrayals, stating that Valve always provided great direction as to how GlaDOS should come across in the games. The implication here seems to be that Ellen is more than willing to take on the character of GlaDOS again and isn’t particularly worried about the character becoming stale.
In a previous interview with KIWI TALKZ, Portal and Portal 2 writer Erik Wolpaw expressed similar interest in a new Portal title, stating that he would “work on another Portal in a second, but I can’t make it happen by myself”.
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