Published on December 11th, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder
Team Fortress 2 Patch and DLC Coming Soon
For all the Team Fortress 2 players out there that are impatient for a patch, you can rest easy: Valve’s newest patch was been sent off for Microsoft’s certification today!
On top of that, there will be two new maps releasing for both Xbox 360 and PC and will possibly be available for download by this Christmas. Talk about holiday goodness! This news comes from NeoGAF user ‘shamrock’ who sent an email off to Gabe Newell with a few ‘choice words’ about the title.
Here’s a snippet of what he got in response:
We do have a new update coming out – in fact, it’s going to Microsoft
for certification today. There’s about a 10-14 day certification time,
so you should be seeing it before Christmas. The update fixes several
game-play exploits, improves bandwidth usage, improves stats reporting,
and fixes some menu bugs. Most of the fixes that are in this update are
in response to forum posts from both the PC and 360, and from direct
in-game feedback from players. (Yes, we actually have several people who
regularly play TF2 on the 360 and collect feedback from the players.
It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.)
We are currently working on new maps, and we are planning to release
them as downloadable content for the 360. I don’t know what the
schedule will be for that – new maps will likely be released
individually on the PC as they’re ready, and then we’ll offer them as a
single pack on the 360. We’re currently testing a new map that’s
extremely fun, and we can’t wait for our customers to try it out.
Now any true gamer would be asking a good question right now: “Are the maps/patches coming for the PS3 version?” Personally, I think that’s a fantastic question. Thanks a lot, true gamer! Even though the PS3 version releases today, not having maps for both would be a bit crazy.
I expect them within a couple weeks, hopefully no longer than a month – then again, the full title is a couple months behind it’s 360 and PC counterpart, so it’s very possible that PS3 users may not see them for a couple months.
For PS3 owners’ sake, let’s hope it’s the former.