Valve just did something interesting. The famous Team Fortress 2 is going Free to Play. why you ask? well, Valve was actually thinking about going Free to Play when they released Team Fortress 2's online store, and they consider it the best move to uhm....well, earn more. Free to Play is becoming a new trend in online gaming and Valve is adapting this concept just like how Turbine went Free to Play saving games like Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online.
We've been toying with the idea ever since the Mann-conomy update, where we added the in-game Team Fortress 2 store. Over the years we've done a bunch of price experimentations with the game, going all the way down to $2.49 in our random one-hour Halloween sales," said Walker. "The more we've experimented, the more we've learned there are fundamentally different kinds of customers, each with their own way of valuing the product. Now that we're shipping it, it feels like a fairly straightforward next step along the 'Games as Services' path we've been walking down for a while now.
Team Fortress 2 is free to download now with Valve hoping to earn from the online store.
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