Anyone expecting references to companion cubes or cake is going to be sorely disappointed by Portal 2, according to Valve writer Erik Wolpaw.
Speaking to Gamasutra, the former Old Man Murray writer said he had no interest in adding to the already overexposed references to the companion cube or cake jokes featured in the original Portal.
“If you thought you were sick of the memes, I was sick of it way ahead of you. For instance, cake. I’ve had enough cake jokes. The cubes are in there because they’re a gameplay element, and obviously, GLaDOS is back, but there’s a bunch of new gameplay and we want to tell an interesting new story. We didn’t jettison everything, but I absolutely do not want to try and resurrect a three-year-old meme. That seems like it would be kind of sad. It’s not a good idea.”
The constant references across the Internet to the two jokes in the game only serves as further proof that the Internet ruins everything. Portal 2 will be released in 2011 – here’s hoping that whatever jokes in the game aren’t overexposed.