Valve teases Team Fortress 2 'secret project'

Developer says something "brand new" coming to shooter in 2012; Meet the Pyro short also on the way for later this year.

Valve's Team Fortress 2 is over four years old, but the shooter isn't done expanding just yet. Valve has announced that it is working on a "secret project" related to the game that will be released in 2012.

Valve is cooking up something new for TF2 in 2012.

Writing on the game's official blog, the developer said the project was "brand new" and was not a hat or a map for the game. However, outside of those bits, the company did not shed any further light on the development.

On top of teasing a new project for Team Fortress 2, Valve announced that the final "Meet the Team" short would arrive later this year. The concluding installment will be "Meet the Pyro," and according to Valve, it will be replete with bloody scenes.

Team Fortress 2 was released in 2007 and adopted a free-to-play business model in June 2011. Following the switch, the game saw its player base rise five times over. For more on the title, check out GameSpot's review of Team Fortress 2.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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k1ll80Y
k1ll80Y

Guy's Half life 3 is not a thing. The games were fun and they are a classic.

 

Now stop whining about it and grow up.

sune_Gem
sune_Gem

I'm going to guess either a new mode, or a campaign. Judging by the comedic value of the shorts they've released, a story driven campaign of a similair nature may actually be a hit!

MADMAFIA
MADMAFIA

CTH (Capture The Hat) mode?

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

@ColdfireTrilogy HL2 Ep3 is not coming, they moved everyone on HL3 and the new engine (Source 2.0?) developement. This is more than a rumor on Steam. @toddx77 you're right, it's a pc game, but HL3 will also be a tech demo for the new engine. They have no reason to skip a multiplatform release even if the HL series are made for PC gamers, gameplay wise.

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

The 'Secret project' is getting Gabe on a diet...... No point in worrying about delaying Episode 3 even further with Gabe jokes.

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

They should just work on the half life series

bluesteelMeGaSE
bluesteelMeGaSE

It'll be an in-game hat store! The Demoman will shoot top-hats with rabbits in them, which pop out and blow up like an ordinary grenade! There'll be a new "hat-vision" mode where you spot all enemies, even disguised spies, with distinct hats for 30 seconds! A new gameplay mode involves everyone hopping around in bouncy hats, with each class having different speeds of travel.

toddx77
toddx77

@s4dn3s5 I hate to say it but your probably right. The thing is though that console gamers have shown when it comes to Valve games they only prefer left 4 dead. While there are console gamers who enjoy half life, it is a pc game. I get the feeling it will be shown for its amazing graphics but then since the game play is not like call of duty it will be traded into gamestop leading to many used copies of the game being in stores and a huge difference in user score between pc and console gamers.

IevildirkI
IevildirkI

THEY ARE GONNA BLEND THE CONCEPT OF DOTA WITH TF2.

Son_Jazrin
Son_Jazrin

Valve: We lied.. It'll be more hats. We all know somehow, someway, there will be more hats.

flashn00b
flashn00b

@hannify At one point, some Steam forums users found some stuff that refers to a "raid mode", which I would assume would be a TF2 horde mode.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

So, we've had 'Meet the Scout, Soldier, Spy, Engineer, Medic, Sniper, Demoman and Heavy' shorts. Just this one and we have a complete set! All that needs to be done after that is to mish-mash the lot together!

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Generic comment about the lack of a sequel to a successful video game series that the aforementioned company has yet to release.

mortis1982
mortis1982

Maybe..... Just maybe we might get to see the "Meet The Pyro" video.....

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

@s4dn3s5 they still have to do Episode 3 before HL3 even has a spotlight ... and its years behind in rollout.

makryu
makryu

Where's Episode 3?

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

There won't be HL3 before consoles next gen. So stop asking.

toddx77
toddx77

Just like SE keeps coming up with reason not to work on Final Fantasy Versus XIII Valve keeps making excuses not to work on Half Life 3 lol.

der_spudmeister
der_spudmeister

Not gonna lie, I stopped caring about Team Fortress 2 since they started adding incentives (like hats) for pre-ordering completely unrelated games. Looking forward to the Meet the Pyro short for sure, but I doubt whatever Valve comes up with will entice me to jump back in.

Joker_851
Joker_851

Guys, this is big news. I think they're going to give us what we've been waiting for....FREE HATS.

msfan1289
msfan1289

so many projects they are working on and none of them is about HL2 Ep3 or HL3

Lox_Cropek
Lox_Cropek

Please, Valve, I can't wait anymore!! Give us Half-Life 3!

coj04
coj04

An new class or more outfits would be nice...but still wanting that HL3 :).

clockwork_boy
clockwork_boy

Well guys, you can forget about HL3 anytime soon.

DrStrangelove29
DrStrangelove29

Serious Valve just get on with it & show us HL3 will all know their is not going to be an Ep3 already because of the delay in the timeline. Also give us some more maps for L4D2 or give us a L4D3 teaser. I keep hearing rumors that L4D3 is in the works as well. Valve keeps their legs closed tighter then a nuns when it comes to revealing things.

justoneguy
justoneguy

Nothing against all the things valve is doing, but i'm really waiting HL3 ://

Didaa
Didaa

I hope it is a mega update (and sentries with hats =D)

Lagguz
Lagguz

Hurry up with HL2 Episode 3! ...we are still waiting.

Bozanimal
Bozanimal

@masakri50 - I'm aware of the existing game types. I was using Capture the Flag as an example of what I was talking about. King of the Hill also exists, already. ;) I'd like to see some additional interesting game types.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

He who holds all the hats; holds all the king of the hills.

Shawndox
Shawndox

King of the hill, but then with a hat?

catsimboy
catsimboy

Introducing SHOES! Earn and trade shoes to customize your TF2 characters.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I think it would be cool if they made a DoTA style mode for TF2.

masakri50
masakri50

@Bozanimal capture the flag? Ya know the maps with that intelligence briefcase that you grab and take back to your base? That's capture the flag. There's also koth already.

daabulls23
daabulls23

Maybe you get a flamethrower in HL3...

Xplode_77
Xplode_77

I'm guessing it will include new game types.

supertrooper23
supertrooper23

would love a free for all game mod. that would be so effing awesome i would go back to this game straight away if they added that.