Valve wants to keep it free, with Team Fortress 2 DLC


There's no such thing as a free lunch, but Valve's Doug Lombardi figures you already paid your meal ticket when you purchased Team Fortress 2 on the PS3 or Xbox 360. That's why he wants all future downloadable content for the console versions to be completely free of charge.

Of course, it's not entirely up to him, but Lombardi hopes to get at least some content -- like the upcoming map packs -- over to players at no additional charge. According to him, DLC isn't about earning increased return on games, but rather about "keeping the customer happy." He sees the work as being an investment in future projects, as it builds consumer trust with the Valve label.

No official date has been set for the first TF2 console DLC. Let's just hope that Valve's admirable philosophy wins out in the end.

[Via Game|Life]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.