Published on August 12th, 2011 | by Gabriel0
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Coming to…Consoles?!
Today, Valve announced the existence of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, or CS:GO for short. You all know who Valve are, the geniuses behind such hits as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal and last but not least, Team Fortress. What came as a shock was not that this game existed, but that it will be released on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade, in addition to the expected PC release. Counter-Strike has always been a PC-only experience, so it’ll be interesting to see what Valve has up its sleeves. It is targeted to be released early 2012 and the game will feature new maps, characters, and weapons alongside updates to classic fan favorites such as de_dust, among others. It’ll also introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more. Here’s Valve’s press release:
“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, 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. It will be playable at this year’s PAX Prime and Eurogamer Expo 2011.