New team for Team Fortress 2 hinted, could be linked to Mann vs Machine
A bloodstain on the Team Fortress 2 website links through to a image that could be suggesting there's a new team coming to TF2.
The small bloodstain links to "http://www.teamfortress.com/gray/" and the document that comes up revolves around a third Mann brother named Gray.
Until now Redmond and Blutarch's sibling has never been brought up. As Redmond and Blutarch are the respective owners of the Red and Blue teams, could this new brother have a team of his own?
Here's the document in full:
This document raises so many questions. Who is Gray? Does he have a team? Who's the Eagle? What did the Eagle do to be such a scourge?
The fact that Redmond and Blutarch are the head of the Red and Blue team would suggest that Gray might have a team of his own coming. But that raises further questions. How would his team fit into the two team game? Why the hell are Valve not spending this time on Half Life 3?
The answer may be a game mode called Mann vs Machine. MvM is a rumoured game mode that the Internet speculation machine has been going into overdrive for.
During the initial wave of class updates brought a few nods towards a robot team. In the engineer update back in 2010 the update page brought this mock up of a robot scout:
Not only that, this year, a bunch of these files were added into TF2: "sound\mvm\giant_heavy\giant_heavy_step01. wav". There's files like this for about half of the classes.
On top of all that, Valve's Source Filmmaker features a bunch of robot heads for the classes, check them out below:
So. Is this third brother Gray going to start battling with his brothers? If he does, is he going to bring along a gang of robots to the fight? Could this bring the Mann vs Machine game mode? Only Valve time will tell, so there's no telling how long it'll take for any official announcements.