Team Fortress 2 is Now Free. Forever.
If you have a fairly capable PC but do not have Steam, the fact that Team Fortress 2 is now free to play may be the reason to change that. Last night Steam slipped the F2P news into their Team Fortress 2 Update Announcement, and today TF2 is the most popular game on the service.
Team Fortress 2 was originally released as part of the Orange Box, but was later released on its own for the low price of 9.99, and has since become one of the top played games on Steam. Before the F2P jump, TF2 saw many Steam sales and Free weekends, and continued to grow in popularity, helped by consistent updates and patches.
Not everyone is pleased by this news, it would seem, and there are some people calling for refunds, since they find it unfair that they had to pay ten or twenty dollars months or years ago, when the game is now free. Others are worried that hackers and ‘newbies’ will ruin their gaming experience.
[Jim Sterling, Steam]