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Valve cautious over more Free to Play titles

Team Fortress 2 suits the free structure, says studio

Following Valve's announcement that Team Fortress 2 is now 'Free to Play' for life, the studio has said it remains cautious about extending the business model to other titles.

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Valve's Robin Walker told Develop that other titles in the studio's back catalogue may not fit the micro-transaction model quite so well as the cartoon FPS.

"The data we got back from the Mann-conomy Update leads us to believe that TF2 would be more successful as a completely free product," he said. "With just the data from a single product, it seems dangerous to assume that it would be true for all our products.

"Either way, we'll know a heck of a lot more in a couple of months, and that's the kind of thing that gets us excited around the office."

Valve has been rolling out the biggest Team Fortress 2 update ever over the past few days. We've been covering it for you. Go and have a look.

[ SOURCE: Develop ]

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