Rumor: Old Valve Games To Get Achievements
I’m a big fan of achievements; while the score that accompanies them on the Xbox 360 is an annoyance in my eyes, Valve’s achievements system in The Orange Box was perfect – no points, just achievements that are truly meaningless except to act as achievements, and not a platform for bragging. Playing through Episode 2 in particular made me really yearn for achievements in Episode One and the original Half-Life 2, and if this rumor is true, we might just see that, as well as new achievements for my beloved Team Fortress 2.
A forum poster by the name of “slugz” claims to have received a message from a Valve staffer that read: “We’re planning on adding achievements to all of our games you touched on in your mail [Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, Day of Defeat: Source and Counter-Strike: Source]. We’re just now coming out of the post-shipping haze, so these should start showing up on Steam pretty quick here. We’re also planning on adding a bunch more to TF2, starting with an achievement pack for the Medic in the next week or so.”
I really hope this is true, even though it’s not like I need any incentive to play TF2 anymore than I already do.