CS:GO - Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveCounter-Strike Reboot for Consoles, PC, and Mac | Posted by Brent on Aug 18th 11 12:07 AM
In what has been highly anticipated for years, we have word of a major update to the Counter-Strike series. Valve has announced CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive). In addition to new gameplay modes, there is a stated interest in not departing entirely from the series with their mention of updated classic content such as de_dust.
It will be developed by the team behind the recent CS:Source updates and the arcade style game Defense Grid.
CS: GO will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched exactly 12 years ago....CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons [as well as] updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more. - Doug Lombardi
Full Press Release:
Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO).
Targeted for release via Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac) in early 2012, CS: GO will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched exactly 12 years ago (CS beta 1, August 1999).
CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more.
"Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999," said Doug Lombard, VP of Marketing at Valve. "For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS' award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac."
CS: GO is being developed by Valve in cooperation with Seattle-based Hidden Path Entertainment. The title is targeted for release in early 2012 and will be playable at this year's PAX Prime and Eurogamer Expo 2011.
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