has been closely tied to Steam's Workshop for two years, and for the most part it's worked out well for Valve.
Not only has the hat-and-weapons-based economy grown by leaps and bounds, the developer was able to release an entire official update based exclusively on community content.
The Windows and Xbox 360 versions were produced and published by Valve Corporation and released on October 10, 2007, as a boxed retail copy.
A Windows-only download through Valve's Steam service was released the previous day.
Unfortunately, beneficial as all this custom loot may be, it carries certain drawbacks in-game.
The original has added more than 140 weapons to the game, some of which introduced new capabilities: sentry jumping, rocket jumping with no health cost, the ability to pick up and move your buildings.
“As far as we’re concerned, there’s plenty of room for both to happily co-exist,” says the company.
According to community member Jake "The Heartsman" Harold, a total of 51 people chipped in to create the new content, and the revenues from sales of the .49 Robo Crate Keys needed to access it are going to be shared by everyone involved.
When we spoke with Valve's Gabe Newell in January, he noted that the Steam Workshop — its platform for creating and selling user-generated content — is driving real revenues.If no one has pushed the cart forward after 30 seconds, the cart will begin to move backward until it is pushed forward again.Gold Rush is a map that specifically focuses on pacing so that the player feels like they are part of an overall campaign by the team.reports that the update will have 57 virtual items, mostly hats (naturally), and include a comic that connects it with the game’s expansive backstory.In a blog post announcing the release, Valve said that just because it’s pushing out community-developed updates doesn’t mean that it will stop producing its own content for the game.