Meet Wheatley is a video which was released by Valve on June 28, 2010 in order to promote Portal 2 at E3 2010. Wheatley's Cockney accent heard in the video uses a placeholder voice provided by Valve animator Richard Lord. Due to very positive feedback, Valve considered at some point making the voice official. Later Lord himself emphasized that his voice was temporary, saying that "theres no way you will be dissapointed with the final voice - i'm over the moon with who it might be." [sic], until it was announced that Stephen Merchant would provide the final voice.
- ↑ Portal 2 Gains a Talkative Companion on Wired.com
- ↑ Portal 2 E3 gameplay video (single post) on the NeoGAF forums
- ↑ "Temp voice!" on Last Outpost of Sanity, Richard Lord's official blog
- ↑ Portal 2 Has A Release Date And A New Voice Actor on GameInformer