Valve, EA will not support PS3 Team Fortress 2

Written by Joe Martin

September 25, 2008 // 10:01 a.m.

Tags: #dlc #ea #electronic-arts #playstation-3 #support #team-fortress-2 #valve

Valve and Electronic Arts have announced that they have no plans to offer downloadable content of any sort for the PlayStation 3 version of Team Fortress 2, with Valve openly admitting that they have no plans to support the platform.

The issue steams from the fact that Valve has no PlayStation 3 developers at all, nor any plans to recruit any, which meant that the PlayStation 3 version of The Orange Box had to be ported to the platform by an internal EA studio.

Unfortunately, EA does not want to support the PS3 port any more, according to comments made by Valve co-founder Gabe Newell.

"They're not doing ongoing development on The Orange Box for the PS3," Gabe told 1-UP.

This means that the PlayStation 3 port of the game will have no access to the Pyro, Medic or Heavy class updates which are currently out, nor any of the future additions. Nor will the game get any of the community maps to be found already on the PC. All of these updates however will be heading to the Xbox 360 in the near future.

Valve meanwhile is far to busy working on Left4Dead to concentrate on anything else for now - and good for them. There's always a need for co-op zombie shooters. Left4Dead is confirmed for the PC and Xbox 360, with Gabe also mentioning that EA is interested in porting the game to the PlayStation 3 - though we wouldn't expect any after-sale content from it, for obvious reasons.

If you've yet to play Team Fortress 2 or learn about Left4Dead then you can check out our coverage in the gaming channel - we've got a full Team Fortress 2 review and graphic analysis and a Left4Dead hands-on preview and developer interview.

Which version of The Orange Box do you own? Let us know in the forums.

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