No Team Fortress 2 Updates Until Next Year

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Oct 15, 2008 9:37pm PDT Valve's class-based multiplayer shooter Team Fortress 2 won't receive its next major update until next year, marketing VP Doug Lombardi has informed Shacknews.

"Well, it won't be this year," said Lombardi when asked about the next update. "But we're going to keep evolving TF2. Once Left 4 Dead wraps, you'll hear us clamoring more about [the next TF2 update]."

Lombardi made the statement after speaking on the impending release of Left 4 Dead (PC, 360), which saw contributions from numerous Team Fortress 2 team members as development of the cooperative zombie-killing shooter entered the final stages.

Since TF2's arrival last year, Valve has provided numerous free updates to owners of the PC version, adding new modes and maps along with class-specific achievements and unlockables for the Medic, Pyro and Heavy classes. The studio has pledged that all of the title's nine classes will eventually be updated with new weaponry.

The marketing VP also reiterated that bringing the existing Team Fortress 2 updates to Xbox 360 is "definitely in the plan," though no timeline was offered as to its release.

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  • TF2 is pretty much the only game I play these days. The original Quake TF was my first major gaming addiction and I got a ton of play out of it. I still love TF2 and I don't see myself getting sick of it any time soon. If you find yourself getting bored, play on servers with custom maps. There are tons of great community-made maps out there which add to the replayability of the game.

    And the game is not always the same. The element that changes every time is the players. You could have a really solid team that can hold a point strong, or you could have a pathetic team that gets walked over. Either way, it changes the game every time.