Valve today announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, an updated title due out early next year for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, PC, and Mac.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive features new maps, characters, and weapons as well as 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, 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."
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is being developed by Valve in conjunction with Hidden Path Entertainment. The game will be playable at PAX Prime this month and Eurogamer Expo 2011.
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Back in its day CS was one of a kind, but Valve never capitalized properly on its popularity once they picked it up. Cod4 was basically the de facto CS2. I'm glad to see they're basically sticking to their roots though...its better they not add in stuff like ADS, it would just water it down and make it feel like a cod clone. Cod is the CS clone!
Well, you don't need to sprint cause you move super fast by default, and you don't need to ADS to aim precisely...you just stop and duck. It's how we did it back in the day.
Honestly, if you didn't play a ton of CS, I dunno how much it will appeal to you. It feels very, very old school. It's still a fantastic game, I'm loving it more and more as I play, but quite a bit of that is nostalgia.
If it was more polished, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to everyone. And it is far and away the best shooter on XBLA/PSN, and you get a ton of value for that $15. But it's not going to replace cod or bf for anyone on a console. The port just isn't good enough.