Back when The Orange Box first released on PS3, it was marked down as a disaster. Due to the complicated architecture of Sony’s system at the time, Valve passed on the project, and the port was handled by EA UK. The results were far from optimal: the game suffered from framerate issues, slow loading, and various other bugs.
Despite all this, the release has enjoyed a long lifespan, and Team Fortress 2 was finally taken offline earlier this week after 15 years. It’s worth noting that The Orange Box was a compilation, so the other included releases – like Half-Life 2 and Portal – will remain playable in single player for as long as your PS3 functions. But the online-focused TF2 is, sadly, no more.
It’s probably safe to assume there weren’t an enormous number of players still engaging with Team Fortress 2 on the PS3 specifically, but it’s always sad to see a classic bow out like this. Fare thee well, then, TF2 – we certainly knew ye, but you’ll be missed all the same. (The Steam version remains alive and well, by the way, if you fancy making the move!)
[source reddit.com, via thegamer.com]
As someone that put tons of hours into TF2 on PC from the very beginning, and playing the PS3 port with a friend that only had a PS3 at the time, it was a fun time. Really janky but that added to the charm of it.
Amazed it was still going! I remember waiting ages to get a match only weeks after launch.
Lol we hardly knew ye. I wish the times I rented the orange box that it actually worked 😂 I'm always surprised when the conversation of NFTs comes up that team fortress hats are not brought up enough.
When I last tried this, which was years ago, there was hardly anyone on there. It’s no great loss, poor port, no community.
Played it on Xbox 360 put in so many hours the stats reset must have put in 2000 hours no game came close I was addicted loved it don't play with those people anymore. It was my golden era 17-20 years old now aged 33 primarily play single player games as a trophy hunter and play co-op games with my GF from time to time does make me sad now but nothing I can do.
Bad news for the 2 or 3 people still playing it.
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