Team Fortress 2 is gearing up for a big summer update
What happened now? Team Fortress 2 is in for a big summer update – so big and important that Valve skipped right past Twitter and TikTok to announce it via “the most advanced communication technology available”… blog post.
cheeky briefing acknowledged that the last few Summer Team Fortress events were just item updates. However, this year they plan to release a full-length update with new items and cards, as well as fresh taunts, warpaints, unusual effects, and whatever else people come up with.
Team Fortress 2 entered the scene back in 2007 as a sequel to the 1996 Team Fortress mod for Quake. Some will no doubt argue that Valve’s time is better spent working on new games (Half-Life 3) rather than a 16 year old life support game, but the numbers don’t lie.
The multiplayer first-person shooter has shown incredible resilience over the years thanks in large part to a constant diet of updates. cataloged on the Team Fortress website. In accordance with SteamDBthe game reached an all-time high of 167,951 concurrent players last December.
That said, I’d be surprised if a significant percentage of Valve’s employees were working on Team Fortress 2. The game is already well established and most of the new content currently comes from the community.
This is an upcoming summer update that will consist of user-created content submitted via the Steam Workshop. Interested parties will have to submit their submissions by May 1st for the as-yet-untitled and unthemed summer update.
It’s great to see a company upholding an outdated title that has a dedicated fan base. Many great games have been abandoned by developers fixated on the next big payday, and this is especially painful if those games require online servers to function properly. Without proper support from the developer, they often remain dead in the water.
Would you rather see Valve working on something completely new, or do you agree that the developer is supporting old games like this one?