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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive announced
Posted: 12.08.2011 18:31 by Comments: 8
Valve Software has announced the first Counter-Strike game since Counter-Strike: Source launched with Half-Life 2 several years ago. The new game, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, will be hitting PC, Mac, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network next year.

According to the press release, CS: GO will expand upon the classic team-based action gameplay, including new maps, characters, and weapons. CS: GO will also update classic maps like Dust, as well as 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.”

Despite it being a digitally downloaded title for such platforms as XBLA, it sounds like the first true sequel to Counter-Strike. Let us know if you're hot for this game.

Comments

By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on Aug 12, 2011
Thibby
Yeey, finally CS on PS3! :D
By Xyfer117 (SI Core) on Aug 12, 2011
Xyfer117
Awesome!!!!! About time they did another Counter Strike!!!
By Knave (SI Core) on Aug 12, 2011
Knave
Yeah as cool and innovative as CS was when it first came out, it really has been eclipsed in terms of features. Now they'll have a chance to do a proper sequel with next-gen play.
By Paceydre (SI Member) on Aug 12, 2011
Paceydre
I've been waiting for this news a looooong time.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 12, 2011
nocutius
Good news. Considering how popular CS was/is a ton of people were waiting for this announcement :)
By neilmike (SI Core) on Aug 12, 2011
neilmike
oh, nice one valve about time too....
i do really hope valve will includes all cross-platform for multi-players online.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Aug 13, 2011
FoolWolf
Cool, CS has been the game with the best feel for a long time, but it needs something new. Still, I really hope they keep the gameplay different from BC and COD games.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 13, 2011
herodotus
Agrred Wolfy. Despite the hiuge number of tweaks and additions over the years, the game is essentially still the same-old, same-old. The ability to crouch and go prone would be appreciated in the options as well.