Counter-Strike Global Offensive aka CS: GO Announced
Counter-Strike Global Offensive
Information has leaked about Valve's upcoming plans for 2012 with the announcement of Counter-Strike Global Offensive on the Reddit forums.
The post reads "It's called CS:Global Offensive (not 100% sure that is how it's written, but CS:GO is the short name).Â We didn't have to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement, but they did ask us to not give out any pictures or videos from there before it is released."
At first many people speculated that this was a rumor and nothing more until more and more industry insiders were buzzing with rumors of the game.
Finally with the cat out of the bag, Valve confirms it directly with this announcement on Steam.
About Counter-Strike GO
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.
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