Friday, August 12, 2011

Counter-Strike:Global Offensive Announced

I had been hearing rumors the last couple of days that a new Counter Strike might be the new game that Valve is announcing at GamesCom, everyone hoped for HL2: Episode 3, but instead Counter-Strike:Global Offensive emerged. The team promises to bring new maps, new modes and new weapons, as well as some other familiar classics. Either they have been developing this game in secret, or they are being very ambitious, but this game is slated for a early 2012 release. Here is a block quote of the full info they have released about the game so far. The most important part of that information is the last segment about the game being playable at PAX Prime and Eurogamer Expo; meaning, it's not going to be too long till we get to see some gameplay and see how it looks.

“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 Eurogamer Expo.”

-Taken from CS: GO steam page:
Thanks for reading. No more news today from me, off to drive for several hours. Be back with more this weekend, have a great one everyone.

-Written by Sean Cargle


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