Team Fortress 2 Release Date: October 9th

Post ImageOne of the most delayed and over-hyped games of all time has finally been given a release date: Team Fortress 2 (TF2) will ship on October 9th, 2007 along with Half-Life 2: Episode Two and Portal, according to a report at Shacknews. Regarding the platforms:

Valve is handling development of the games on PC and Xbox 360, with EA UK’s Chertsey, Surrey office bringing the titles to PlayStation 3.

Today’s news follows rumors originating last month that the PlayStation 3 versions of the games would be delayed into 2008. Valve’s Doug Lombardi noted to Shacknews that development has been progressing well on all three platforms.

I used to be a Team Fortress Classic (TFC) addict so I am definitely interested in giving TF2 a try. I am really excited that the game will be available for the Xbox 360 too!

I really hope TF2 doesn’t suck. Since being announced way back in 1999, the game has undergone a number of design changes, with co-designer Robin Walker admitting that Valve built “probably three to four different games” before settling on a design. Let’s hope they picked the right one!

Read: Shacknews