Their previous Counter Strike was released in 2000 and still receives regular updates from Valve. I guess you don’t play Valve games, they built their reputation for supporting their games indefinitely. TF2 is still technically in active development as there are two separate updates planned: A Jungle themed update and a significant rebalancing of the game dubbed the Pyro update. However knowing full well that these updates are in progress i feel deeply frustrated with the company because they’ve stopped all communication with the community, stopped releasing updates beyond patches, and over the past few years they’ve introduced changes to matchmatching that effectively killed community run servers, and have been wholly unable to stop rampant hacking/cheating in their official servers.
Clearly you don’t know what you’re talking about. So yes, you must be perplexed by my statements because you don’t know what the core community has been going through. I am an admin to what used to be a large community and website for the game, i’ve invested significant time and money into TF2, L4D and L4D2, Portal 2, etc. and i’ve had to accept over the past few years that Valve has fully stopped caring about their communities and is only focused on VR, making money on Steam, and DOTA2.