August 26, 2011

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Trailer and Impressions

Today the newest Trail­er for Counter-Strike: Glob­al Offen­sive was released.  After watch­ing the trail­er I’ve formed a few opin­ions about it.  The first and most glar­ing is that it does­n’t look any dif­fer­ent from Counter-Strike: Source.  I was hop­ing, sev­en years after the release of source, that they could update the graph­ics engines. 
Valve will be imple­ment­ing cross-plat­form play for Counter Strike: Glob­al Offen­sive and for those of you who don’t know what that is, cross-plat­form play means peo­ple on PC can play those on an Xbox and those who are on PS3 can play those on Xbox 360.  While PS3 vs Xbox isn’t that big of a dif­fer­ence in terms of game­play, PC vs either of the con­sole sys­tems is a huge dif­fer­ence.  I forsee this being a cat­a­stro­phe because the con­trol dif­fer­ence between con­soles and PC are com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent.  Microsoft held a project a few years back to bring con­sole and PC gam­ing togeather, they scrapped the project because “Microsoft pit­ted the best con­sole play­ers using con­trol pads against “mediocre” PC gamers with mice and key­boards and found that the con­sole play­ers were “destroyed every time.” It was appar­ent­ly so bad, he wrote, that cross-plat­form play would have been an embar­rass­ment to the Xbox team.” — The Escapist 
I’m still wait­ing to see if Valve can bring any­thing new to the FPS genre with so many heavy hit­ter titles such as Bad Com­pa­ny, Call of Duty and Team Fortresss 2.  Valve also has­n’t made it clear if they intend to com­pete with the major play­ers in the indus­try.  How­ev­er, being that it is going to be a Xbox Live Arcade release I don’t think they are.  I think this is a move to bring some more play­ers back to it’s once #1 mul­ti-play­er title.
What do you guys think?


  1. IronJade - August 27, 2011 2:42 pm

    One word, Crack­down.… cross plat­form mul­ti­play­er failed.
    This idea was kicked around a ton, which would be fine con­sole vs con­sole.… and PC&Mac sep­a­rate­ly. I could see there being some com­pe­ti­tion there… Sony fan­boys vs microsoft fan­boys. It would be a fun lit­tle com­pet­i­tive com­mu­ni­ty I’m sure. Maybe imple­ment­ing some sort of abil­i­ty to down­load cus­tom maps and skins for con­soles. How­ev­er, this is not what they meant by “Cross-plat­form”

  2. Billy - September 1, 2011 11:56 am

    i don’t want cs to be anoth­er cod or bf. valve should be keen on game­play rather than graph­ics.

  3. IronJade - September 1, 2011 4:54 pm

    Graph­ics aside, it’s the EXACT same game, re-released.

  4. ScrotusKilmystr - September 1, 2011 6:00 pm

    it’s going to be hard not to emu­late COD or BF sim­ply because both of these games have been emu­lat­ing Coun­ter­strike from day 1.…
    don’t hate I know sac­ri­lege but cod does it poor­ly and BF does it well!


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