What you need to know about the new tf2 engine
How the tf2-engine will change your game, how it works, and what it means for the future of the competitive shooter article How tf2 has changed in just two years and what we can expect from the next few years of competitive gaming.
What’s it like to be working on a new engine?
We spoke to Chris “Caps” Dyer, an engineering lead for the new engine.
“We are going to start to put in some more work on the engine, as well as some work on getting it into a state where we can start to see a wider user base for competitive gaming,” he told Newsweek.
“It’s not going to be something that’s just about being able to play the game, but it’s going to make it a lot more accessible to people who are not gamers and is going to help us to bring a wider community of players into the game.”
In addition to this, the engine will also be able to handle new player types.
“You can have more players playing with you than just the average player,” Dyer said.
“The more players you have, the more you can get the game to handle and the more efficient it is to be able support a wider player base.”
How tf3 will change competitive gaming: We asked Dyer how tf3’s competitive gameplay will change over the next several years.
“I think the key to this engine is that it’s actually quite similar to TF2,” he said.
“[The engine] will be able run a game like TF2 where the gameplay is quite similar.”
But it will be much faster.
“In TF2, when you were playing with the players, it was very different to how it is in tf3,” Dyers said.
The new engine will “have the same engine but it will run on a much more efficient machine.”
He said that the engine is also going to have a more consistent game play experience.
“If you’re playing TF2 on a faster machine and you’re doing a lot of different stuff, it’s just going to take a lot longer,” he explained.
“That’s not necessarily going to change.
You’ll still have a lot to do on the game side of things, but the speed of it will improve.
The thing that’s going on with the speed is that we’re also going the extra mile to try and bring more players into competitive games.”
The engine also has some major changes in mind for multiplayer.
“With the new version, we’re going to allow the players to join a team or two or three,” Dyers explained.
He said the new system will allow for players to be matched up with another player who is “similar” to them.
“They can also share resources and skills,” he continued.
“This is an interesting change that will make it more difficult for some players to stay competitive and we hope to bring more and more people into competitive gaming.”
This will help players compete with each other on more of the same maps.
“What we’re really hoping is that the community will really see these changes coming, and they’ll be able build on the same teams or players that they’ve been playing against for years,” he added.
Dyer told Newsweek that the new game will allow players to have “an easier time playing together,” as well.
“All the things that people are saying are true,” he concluded.
What the future holds for competitive games in the next three years?
We asked him what he thinks the future will hold for competitive competitive gaming in the years ahead.
“There is no question that competitive gaming is in very deep and very interesting places right now,” Dyders said.
However, he added that he is “very bullish” on the future.
“As long as we can keep our focus on competitive gaming, I think it’s possible to see this engine making a huge impact on competitive games for years to come.”