August 12, 2011

Counter Strike : Global Offensive… It’s Finally Coming.

Valve has just announced the upcom­ing 2012 release of a new Counter-Strike title for PC and Next Gen con­soles, Counter-Strike: Glob­al Offen­sive.   It’s bee n 12 long years since counter strike took the world gam­ing indus­try by storm.  Start­ing off as a sim­ple Half-Life mod, Counter-Strike became one of the most wid­ley rec­og­nized FPS titles in the indus­try and is still wide­ly played 12 years after it’s release.  Here is the off­i­cal state­ment from Valve:
“Next Gen Con­sole, PC, and Mac Release Tar­get­ed for Ear­ly 2012
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 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 2011.”
With the upcom­ing releas­es of Bat­tle­filed 3 and Call of Duty: Mod­ern War­fare 3 it will be inter­est­ing to see what Valve is going to bring to the table with it’s new shoot­er.  Valve is known for it’s qual­i­ty games and we should expect noth­ing less from their upcom­ing release. 
Counter-Strike: Glob­al Offen­sive will NOT be PC exclu­sive and will be released on mul­ti­ple plat­forms.


  1. zero_19 - August 13, 2011 7:32 am

    I want screen­shots and game­play footage. If it’s going to be a CS title there is a pedi­gree to live up to.

  2. CharcoalCoyote - August 13, 2011 2:56 pm

    I’m sor­ry to say that it prob­a­bly won’t live up to it’s pedi­gree. CS isn’t a dual thumb­stick shoot­er, which they’re try­ing to make it.

  3. ScrotusKilmystr - August 13, 2011 8:29 pm

    I agree with Charcoal,I haven’t been imoresed with any DLC stand alone shoot­ers EXCEPT 1943 made my dice it was eas­i­ly a hit so I know this is counter strike but the bar is very high for this title to suc­ceed aslong as it does­n’t end up like Breach which sound­ed great in con­cept but well sucked

  4. Billy - August 14, 2011 5:21 am

    most played game in my steam library, cs 1.6! <3 cs.
    i think this is valve’s counter to Mayn games Tac­ti­cal Inter­ven­tion.

  5. Adam - August 15, 2011 10:00 pm

    God, been wait­ing so long for this.


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