Amid the joy for Half-Life: Alyx, spare a thought for Team Fortress 2


Half-Life is again, and that is all anybody is speaking about. But spare a thought for that different outdated Valve sport, Team Fortress 2.

A cursory look on the Team Fortress 2 neighborhood reveals it is resigned to defeat after a latest report confirmed Valve has just about downed instruments on the team-based shooter.

In the video beneath, Valve News Network stories on an interview with veteran Valve worker Greg Coomer, who stated “hardly anybody” is engaged on Team Fortress 2. According to Coomer, Valve is “simply going to try to not shut it down or something”. Here’s the quote:

“There are only a few folks engaged on Team Fortress. I do not know the precise quantity, nevertheless it’s hardly anybody anymore. I believe that is form of apparent, as a result of we do not have massive updates for that sport actually anymore. We’re simply conserving it going, and we’re simply going to try to not shut it down or something. But there’s hardly anybody engaged on it.”

That does not sound good, does it?

Perhaps we should not be shocked. It’s been 765 days since Team Fortress 2 final noticed a significant replace, based on Creators.TF.

But is there hope? Today, the official Valve Twitter account posted to level to its latest announcement of Half-Life: Alyx, in addition to main updates to the eternally widespread Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and, after all, cashcow Steam. But it additionally stated “extra to return quickly”.

Team Fortress 2 followers are, extra in hope than expectation I believe, questioning if this implies their sport will get some love from Valve. And it isn’t like Team Fortress 2 is solely forgotten inside Valve’s partitions, both. While it is clear the sport is a low precedence, Valve continues to launch very small updates, the most recent of which was issued simply this week. And eagle-eyed followers noticed a Team Fortress 2 Easter egg within the beautiful Half-Life: Alyx announcement trailer.

Scout it out.

Don’t maintain your breath! Team Fortress 2 is 12 years-old now, and whereas on the time of this text’s publication, Valve’s official figures suggests the sport is in impolite well being with 55,000 concurrent gamers, Teamwork.TF stories 17,356 gamers are in-game. Why the discrepancy? Teamwork.TF does not observe idlers who’re farming hats to promote, apparently.

So, it is over to the neighborhood, and Valve’s Grey Coomer has religion in them. Speaking to Valve News Network, he stated:

“I believe it is superior that the neighborhood has tried to select up the slack, as a result of loads of instances, their work is healthier than ours. And they need to know that. They in all probability do know that. And it isn’t the case that simply because folks work right here they’re making higher than any of that content material. Sometimes we do a greater job, however loads of the time the neighborhood is aware of Team Fortress properly sufficient to make stuff that is even higher than we might.”

For now, although, Team Fotress 2 gamers really feel a bit like this:

Damn you Valve! from r/tf2


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