If you were wondering how resourceful a game's community could be, look no further then Valve's Team Fortress 2 community who have just announced their first update for the title.
Titled Robotic Boogaloo, the new update will include 57 new in-game items marking the most community items that Valve has ever shipped. These new items will initially be available only in RoboCrates, however after June 3 they'll turn into rare drops for all.
This update is 100% created by the TF2 community. And when we say everything, we mean everything—the in-game content, the update hub website, the animated short, the comic, even the splash images in the Steam store. Even better, everything you created avoided the classic trap of using other companies’ intellectual property. (Those of you working on a Darth Vader Pyro mask, we've got some bad news for you.) Plus, in a first for the Team Fortress economy, all the creators of the Robotic Boogaloo Update have decided to share the revenue earned from the sale of RoboCrate Keys. That means that everyone involved will be profiting from this update, not just the people making hats.
The new update also comes with a very interesting animated short which you can check out below. An informative community website on just what exactly is involved in this community update has also gone live which also includes a comic for those who would rather look at some colourful images.