Team Fortress 2 Is Now Free-to-Play
With very little fanfare, Valve has suddenly made its popular online PvP shooter Team Fortress 2 a free game. As in, free to own, free to play, as much as you want. Forever.
In an interview with Develop, TF2 patriarch Robin Walker explains that the move was made as part of Valve’s ongoing restructuring of their company’s policies, where they now view games more as “services” rather than “products.” Valve will still offer some customization items as in-game purchases, but nothing that’s required to play the game competitively.
So does this change mean a Team Fortress 3 might be in the works? Valve is known for keeping its secrets very, very close, so it’s anybody’s guess what they have planned for the future. Personally, I’d be a lot more excited to hear that Half-Life 3 is in-progress.