Although Team Fortress 2 was released more than 15 years ago, the community of Valve's iconic online shooter remains loyal to its favorite game. In addition to the players themselves, voice actors, who years ago breathed life into the roster of colorful characters, are also helping to keep interest in the title alive.. The VAs are eager to participate in ventures related to TF2, and not infrequently refer to the iconic characters on social media.
First contact with the game
A few days ago the channel of user ShorK (known for TF2 content) published a video, in which well-known actors had the opportunity to face the actual game for the first time in their lives.
Among the guests invited to play were: Dennis Bateman (voice of Spy and Pyro), Gary Schwartz (Assault and Demo), Robin Atkin Downes (Medic), also married couple John Patrick Lowrie and Ellen McLain (Sniper and Administrator, respectively).
And although almost all of the invited guests admitted honestly that they do not have much experience with video games (much less network shooters), the opportunity to watch their struggles on the screen turned out to be an extremely charming experience.
- The actors, while slowly getting acquainted with the basic mechanics of the game, often engaged in bizarre interactions that wouldn't be found during normal gameplay on any server.
- Noteworthy, for example, was John Patrick Lowrie, who, playing as a Sniper, did not use the scope until the end of the game, or Robin Atkin Downes, who, along with other medics from the team, decided to follow the path of pacifism.
- Actors, for the first time experiencing the work they helped co-create, and "jumping" from time to time into the role of the characters they played, will certainly appeal to all fans of Valve's iconic shooter.
The rising tide and the future of TF2
It is worth mentioning at this point that for some time now we have been observing a gradual increase in the popularity of Team Fortress 2. SteamDB indicates that a record number of players have played the game in recent months, peaking around the beginning of December last year (more than 167,000 concurrent users!).
The increased interest in the game may also be influenced by reports that Valve was planning to release another major update for the game. Although the developer has somewhat reined in the dream-filled expectations of fans, many viewers believe that their favorite game will finally get a well-deserved update.
It remains to be hoped that, despite a decade and a half under its belt, the much-loved game will not be forgotten by Valve and will be enjoyed by generations of players in the years to come.