Valve Bringing Team Fortress 2 Updates to Xbox 360, Being Forced to Charge Gamers

While PC gamers have enjoyed frequent and free game-expanding updates to Team Fortress 2, including new modes and maps, console players of the class-based multiplayer shooter haven't been as fortunate.

That will change later this year when developer Valve releases a comprehensive collection of the updates as downloadable content for the Xbox 360 version, marketing VP Doug Lombardi informed Kotaku.

Left, Arena Mode. Right, the Payload map Goldrush.

Though the updates were free on PC, Valve affirmed it is being forced to charge for the Xbox 360 release, which is why the studio waited until it had an abundance of content.

Pricing has yet to be determined, though Lombardi explained that the company is hoping to sell the content for as low as it can, ideally around $10. In keeping with his earlier comments, the executive was unsure if the pack will hit PlayStation 3.

Included in the collection are two new modes--Payload and Arena--along with new weapons for the Heavy, Pyro and Medic classes and a number of new maps.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    August 22, 2008 9:09 AM

    Cake is a lie. They're full of shit.

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      August 22, 2008 9:20 AM


      You don't know what you're speaking about, I bet microsoft is behind this money, not valve.

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        August 22, 2008 9:25 AM

        :) you're wrong, sorry

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          August 22, 2008 9:26 AM

          btw, I'll take that 50$ you've put for your bet lol

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            August 22, 2008 3:29 PM

            If MS isn't dictating what is free and what is not then why are Valve charging xbox owners and not PC gamers then? You are wrong.

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              August 22, 2008 5:33 PM

              I can think of a couple reasons, one being they can.

              If valve charged on pc we'd laugh at them, we can make our own dam content we won't pay for theirs. On the xbox, people pay for updates why wouldn't valve make people pay for it, especially since people like you will assume its MS and not Valve.

              So valve gets more money and 0 blame...seems like win win for valve.

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      August 22, 2008 9:35 AM

      I've heard in the xbox version of portal you don't get cake - is that true?

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        August 22, 2008 9:37 AM

        You do, but it doesnt taste anywhere near as good.

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        August 22, 2008 9:39 AM

        you have to pay for a cake there.. duh lol

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