Valve has announced an all-new entry in the insanely popular Counter-Strike series, called Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The company says this new game, which will ship in early 2012, will expand on the team-based gameplay that Counter-Strike pioneered when it was launched 12 years ago. Yes, kids, it's been exactly 12 years since we first played Counter-Strike, and the series is still going strong. In the same year, we saw the release of games like Quake III: Arena, Kingpin: Life of Crime, Soulcalibur, and the first Unreal Tournament. Nowadays the others are considered classics, but mostly loaded up when you're feeling nostalgic, unlike Counter-Strike, which still maintains an active player community.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will feature new maps, characters, and weapons, and will boast updated versions of classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, the game will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more. We'll have more on the game on Xbox.com as details surface. If you're going to PAX Prime in Seattle at the end of August, Valve says the game will be playable there.
The game is being developed on Valve in cooperation with Seattle's Hidden Path Entertainment, who's been working with Valve for some time on Counter-Strike: Source updates, and who developed one of the most popular tower defense games around the Xbox.com offices, the superb Defense Grid.
Best fps game out there.. only thing I wish n I hope it has custom maps, n u r able to wall noobs w00t. If they have that I will be stroked..
now that is a good for online
Saw a TBR Date Feb 29
Any idea when the game is released ?
i love counter-strike.. its one of my fav games! played it when it first came out 12 years ago and i still play it! cannot wait for it to come out on my fav console now! should be good! breing back some good old mems!
How many people can u play with...I watched sum demos n gameplay online and noticed only 5v5 if this is the case I will b vary disappointed because CSS or whateve one u play on pc some servers allow up to 50 players or so..js 5v5 just isn't enough
Omg some of you are retarded.
1. Its not coming out on Feb, its coming out on August 21st
2. its 5v5 BECAUSE THATS ALL THE *** CONSOLE CAN HANDLE WITH THE GRAPHICS! Idiots, PC Is 50 or 64 players cuz it can handle it..
3. Custom maps for Console? Pfft, they can care less as 80% of players are PC gamers (10% ps3 10% xbox) and the fact that it can handle more is no reason to try for consoles.. So yeah, now stop acting clueless..
It's probably gonna break some sell records :D
Released by valve tomorrow, 21/8/12. Apparently these MS clowns don't release on Tuesday though? Goin back to PC. Too much bs restrictions and limitations with xbox.
is that really?
the controls feel stiff to me.