Valve has once again turned to Team Fortress 2 as the studio’s outlet for experimentation, this time with a daring move to make the triple-A game entirely free to play.
I knew it, über update
... I liked the game on 360 until strange stuff was going on during the matches due to mods or something, which kinda ruined it for me. Might give it another chance on PC now... :)
wasnt it free already or did they mean free as in we dont have to pay for the game?
These are the kinds of moves that make me think good things of Valve. They are willing to experiment and their support of games released a long time ago is amazing. I'm always shocked to see people hate on Valve.
@Darkblood We dont have to pay for the game.
Dear Valve, I love you, Valve Fan.
Valve does not make the best games but they sure are good at making the community like them which = to great sales and a great rep.
Imagine a valve console with steam in it . Probably be $50 if you buy portal 2 for $10
Whatever momentum origin had with pc gamers is gone just like that. Welcome to the industry is what valve just said
Free as in the game itself is now free to buy. thanks for the warning. i bought it only a couple months ago
Are you upset you spend around 10 dollars on a great game? Even in a few months it is well worth that price.
So you have been able to enjoy the game for a couple of months now for about the price of a decent lunch. There are better things to complain about.
Dont complain Valve earned that money and in return they are giving it free to everyone. They deserve it, we treat them right (by buying games) and they treat us right (by giving us best Digital Service around, free games, and awesome sales).
People who purchased the game will have more options with trading and pick-ups among other things than then F2P people.
thats free forever with DRM, though. still no thank you.
Did you expect Valve to make TF2 F2P AND to take it out of Steam?
.....It's an online oriented game...the hell do you expect?
You ungrateful prick
You are a "glass half empty" kind of person aren't you? I bet you are just a delight to be around in real life.
and you must have gotten a D in Math, cause if you were good with number's or $$$, and understood that having to play your games with no physical disc, which means YOU HAVE AND OWN NOTHING, that you paid for. Kinda like selling your ass on 6th ave, ..needing a constant INTERNET CONNECTION to access your games is also a waste of $$$, and becomes a more PROFITABLE business model, for the Elite or Rich and Powerful, if you will. Your naive and ignorant, like most, so no biggie, but you need to educate yourself, but im sure you like being cannon fodder, and the butt of most jokes around the dinner tables of the Rich, Powerful, Social Elites, as they laugh and giggle uncontrollably at your foolish ignorance,your helpless predictament, pure sheeple, is what they call you folks, young and dumb, unable to comprehend, caught up in the Matrix, a slave, a drone or clone....shoulda taken the RED PILL kid.
He's a fanboy of the blindest caliber, disregard.
will there still be an option to purchase the game?
Yeah, just send $10 to me, and your copy will be ready to download off of steam.
Buy anything from the in-game MannCo store, and you'll be bumped up and get all the features.
They have been giving it away for awhile. I think I paid $2 for it. That is pretty much free.
I own the game and this is cool, but i bet "valve fans" will bitch about this
we got enough free content to pay for 5 regular priced games. believe me, none of us have the justification to bitch.
I know, that's why i support Valve with this, it's incredible that the game came out 4 years ago and is still getting content
I wouldn't be happy about this if it were any other game, but considering the hat/item store, this game seems like it was made to be freemium.
I owned the orange box on the 360 but that console RROD. Thank you valve. I heard the game is better on the PC anyway. PS: Downloading now: 10 GB...wow.
cool i just downloaded it few days ago while it was "free for a week" and was gonna buy it later this week but now dont have to but i gladly would have
I don't regret paying for it!
Valve does not love their fanbase...no...Valve IS IN LOVE with their fanbase rofl
and this is why valve is the example of a development house EVERY developer should strive for... this guys, they alone support PC gaming... valve is like the avengers of gaming...
Well it's not like Valve hasn't given away free games before but...... My only concern now is a bunch of moronic N0obs hitting the servers and messing up the pretty tight nit community that is TF2. will have to see how this turns outs.
you still have to BUY something on steam ($5 minimum) to validate an account. that means that at least a large portion of would be idiots is already cut off. Also, the idea that farmers and cheaters would be rampant is nullified due to the fact that no cheater is gonna pay $5 everytime they get banned. and valve has said they will keep an eye on people making multiple accounts just to grief.
My wife was able to validate her account by just downloading a F2P MMO. Her account is validated and she has not paid a single dollar.
you don't have to spend money to validate an account. i have an account with all my paid games and an account with all my free games.
Elitist. Let people enjoy your game.
Haha will the Xbox 360 version be free too? xD
This is one of my favorate games of all time.nice community,servers,developers,w hat more can u ask for.thank you valve.
Wow this is awesome news
Cool News. But I liked the fact that people that played it are proper PC gamers :( Oh well, It's clear that the money they made of the Hat's was sufficient.
Bought the game on 2 platforms at launch. Game is one of several games I still have installed on Steam and play regularly.
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