How are you holding up? BECAUSE I’M A POTATO! May not have been in the Portal 2 game if devs went on with a Chell and GLaDOS cooperative in singleplayer. Eric Wolpaw, Marc Laidlaw, and Ted Kosmatka said this and more at the Game Developer’s Conference Online.
Wolpaw: We had envisioned it as this buddy cop thing, where you’d be together and you’d be bickering and it would be awesome. It honest to God did not occur to us that the buddy cop thing doesn’t work if one of you is quiet. It’s funny now, everybody’s laughing, but it was a true moment of incredible panic for us when we realized we’d painted ourselves into a corner
Yeah, apparently this “buddy cop” thing doesn’t work too well with a silent protagonist, but it all turned out well in the end…right? RIGHT?!
Wolpaw: And that’s when we decided we need to give her some external thing to deal with. She has a relationship with Cave, realizes she was another person, and then there’s the bird and other stuff. We run into that a lot with the silent protagonist, even at this point.
Phew! I knew there was a happy ending somewhere in there. Well, at least for GLaDOS anyways. She got someone to talk to while Chell just did all of the work.
Speaking of Cave Johnson that whole rape thing was for real right? RIGHT?! WRONG!
Wolpaw: There’s some piece of dialogue in there where Carolyn is saying ‘No, no, no, I don’t want this. I don’t want this”. And there’s some kind of story on the Internet that apparently people think has been verified that there was a scene where Cave Johnson was raping Carolyn, and that J.K. Simmons wouldn’t read the dialogue, so that’s why we don’t have it [in the game].
Apparently Wolpaw is quoted as saying that J.K. Simmons will do most anything as long as you pay him. (I’m assuming that he means do anything for acting. Don’t get your hopes up dear stalkers.) Don’t be so sad dear readers, there are always more A.I.’s that can tentacle rape GLaDOS in your wet dreams.