Valve Announce Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅12.08.2011 18:12:26

Valve today announced it's first new game since Portal 2, Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Seeking to build upon the tradition of previous CS games, it will be available on Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac). The announcement comes 12 years after the release of the Original Counter Strike in 1999.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 12 years ago.

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 Lombardi 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 London Games Festival.

See for the official Steam Store link.

Source Rock Paper Shotgun

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