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
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.