If EA Games Made Team Fortress 2

EA’s always online requirement for SimCity is giving fans of the franchise nightmares, and the game’s not even out yet. And it’s with good reason that gamers are worried about what is to become of SimCity, and the rest of EA’s titles given their penchant for monetizing just about everything lately.

Not even the survival horror (this is debatable, but whatever) game, Dead Space 3, is immune from the reach of microtransactions. Our very own Jim Sterling joked over on Twitter (shameless plug of my Twitter account) earlier today that games of this sort might be considered “fee-to-pay” should they ever become a thing beyond Dead Space 3.

With all the developments with microtransactions and other forms of monetization with EA’s games going around, one gamer going by Captain_Biscuit on reddit couldn’t help but create a mock-up of what it’d be like if Team Fortress 2 was handled by EA instead of Valve. He calls it “Team Fortress 2, EA Style… A Horror Story.”

Most of the ideas he’s implemented come from EA’s treatment of Battlefield Play4Free and Battlefield Heroes, so it’s not too far fetched to think that TF2 would resemble the following mockup, the rest of which you can view on this imgur gallery.

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6 Comments on If EA Games Made Team Fortress 2

dale krohn

On January 27, 2013 at 5:36 pm

the horror, i will have nightmares of mass effect three’s ending now thanks.


On January 28, 2013 at 10:12 am

Oh…EA is doing a fantastic job of “broadening” their games! Before long NOBODY will want to play them.

Wait…that’s not what they’re shooting for?


On January 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm

hahaha That’s awesome.


On January 28, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Electronic Arts should be called Electronic Farts.



On January 28, 2013 at 6:39 pm

I’ll make EA an offer. They can have all the microtransactions they want, and in exchange they don’t charge full-retail price anymore. The system works for F2P games, but if I’ve paid $60 already, I don’t want to pay even more to get little bits of content, all of which basically amount to paying to get things that were unlockables just a few years ago. I might be able to acquire all the resources I need through diligent playing with Dead Space 3, but it isn’t a stretch to think that the next game might limit resources to the point where I can’t get all the upgrades without paying even more money.


On February 2, 2013 at 2:10 am

I begins to feel the same way as the troll Wesker1984.

Get over it. EA/Bioware are what they are. This is not criticisms, everything here have turned into a big joke!