Friday, June 06 2008

We've almost completely wrapped up the next big release for Team Fortress 2, which will focus on the Pyro class, along with the Meet the Sniper movie. We've spent time looking at how the recent Medic release went, and have rolled feedback from that release into the new item designs for the Pyro and into the design of the achievements required to unlock those items. One item, shown here in concept form, will be the Axtinguisher. Although it does about half of normal damage to standard run-of-the-mill non-burning enemies, once you light someone on fire the Axtinguisher will guarantee a critical hit.

Along with all of the new content, we're also going to be making some significant changes to the Pyro class for everyone, regardless of whether they have unlocked any new items.

This week we released a racing game that several people here at Valve HQ are calling the best one ever. It's called GRID. Check out these shots:

For the anniversary of D-Day, Tripwire is showcasing Darkest Hour – the Normandy mod for Red Orchestra. We are dropping the price of RO to just $5 for the duration of the weekend. This offer ends Sunday 8th June 2008, so grab your copy quickly – and join the forces hitting the Normandy beaches!