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Tripwire sum up results of Red Orchestra 2 Steam giveaway: "Bloody hell"

The Stalingrad setting of the original Red Orchestra 2 is quite literally a world away from the Pacific arena of Rising Storm.

Ba-dap, bap. Ba-dap, bap daaaah, BAP. Sorry: just letting the red orchestra play out before launching into anything so unmelodic as an intro. As you can probably hear, they’re currently playing ‘20s big band numbers. Yesterday’s matinee Red Orchestra 2 giveaway on Steam constituted a terrific overture to a celebration of the wilfully-obtuse shooter that’ll go on playing till the end of the weekend.

Asked by PCGamesN for comment on the results, Tripwire Interactive vice president Alan Wilson issued the following statement: “Bloody hell”.

Despite the now-constant presence of Steam sales, full-on giveaways of the contemporary games that constitute developers' livelihoods still seem to make them nervous, for some reason. But Tripwire were convinced this one would be “fun”.

“Valve had a LOT of success with the L4D2 giveaway at Christmas, so we thought we’d see what would happen,” said Wilson. “Hopefully a metric shit-ton of people like it - enough to buy Rising Storm.”

Rising Storm is Red Orchestra 2’s standalone Pacific Front expansion. It’ll be free on Steam for this weekend only - but is accompanied by a hefty discount for the duration.

Wilson added that the concurrent player count for the original Red Orchestra 2 tipped “well over” 20,000 yesterday - more than doubling its previous peak. Were you among that number?

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Shriven's picture
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I grabbed it, its set for a weekend play.

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Iron Bloke [24pz]'s picture
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I've owned the game since launch, and I've never understood why it wan't more popular! it is easily the best game ever made. i had a couple of issues with the free weekend things, but the new update rocks!

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Tovias's picture
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From what I heard it had a terrible launch, a broken game and what not, but damn if this isn't great.

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DwarfJuggler's picture
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Played the hell out of Red Orchestra when it was a UT2004 mod. But have yet to pick up a copy of RO2 :(.

Missed the free deal as well. Think I'll have to buy myself a steam card and finally get the game to find that nostalgia of good WW2 combat.

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Tovias's picture
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This game is so good. So fucking good.

I just wish people could think for a second before charging foward an artillery fire.

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well i find it very offensive. I buyed ro2 in preorder it was quite expensive because i had the digital deluxe edition + i buyed rising storm in pre order. and now they're giving away the game. this is in my opinion not done.

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Yes! How DARE they discount a game to free temporarily 2 years after it was released! It's the end of the world I tell you!!

Lowering prices! Giving things away! Cats and Dogs living together! Mass hysteria!

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Yeah I saw the same complaints when Valve released Portal for free and made TF2 free-2-play. As if somehow the act of doing so _insulted_ the people who had been playing it for years already.

I don't get it. Is the suggestion that if I'd known that RO2 (or TF2 / Portal etc.) would someday be free, that I was going to wait THREE YEARS (well, 2.5 I guess) to play it? Or that the previous years playing it have been devalued somehow?

Company made game, we bought game at price offered (or if it was too much for us and we weren't interested enough to justify the money, we bought it on sale). Game was good and we enjoyed game. Company made money (which is kind of important if you like the series and want to see it continue to develop).

Company releases game free in tie in promotion for expansion pack sale. I just don't have an issue with that. And even if they followed the exact same pattern for future games (say Killing Floor gets released for free temporarily to promote an upcoming KF2), I can't say that would give me the drive to wait another 3 years after KF2's release to play it.

I mean heck, what's the statute of limitations on complaints here? Because EA gave away Command & Conquer for free to promote future titles, and I'm wondering if I should be upset that I didn't just wait those 15 years. Freaking EA.

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I had no idea that it was released so long ago. Seems like last year!

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True, Joe Kucan just doesn't seem to age does he.

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Shriven's picture
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Telltale kinda did the same thing with The Wolf Among Us. I bought it at launch. When episode 2 came out, they sold Episode one at half price which reallllllly got my ruff up... Im guessing this is even worse for you as this is totally free.

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