The downloadable re-imagining of Counter-Strike not only seeks to bridge the gap between still feuding CS 1.6 and CS Source players, it’ll also be a lot more accommodating for newcomers who’d otherwise be turned off by the high-level of skill required to be competitive in the game as it stands today, by including a casual mode.
No, it turn Counter-Strike in to a Facebook farming game, but rather â€œremoves the in-game money restrictions on which weapons and items players can buyâ€, says project lead Id Magal. â€œWe’re taking that competitive experience that’s very hard to organize in Counter-Strike: Sourceâ€¦ We’ve taken that and let everyone experience the fun of a five-on-five [game] where everyone is equally matched.â€
Vlve is also very quick to point out that Global Offensive is not a sequel. Instead, its aim is to bring Source and 1.6 players together. "A lot of Counter-Strike: GO is taking Counter-Strike: Source and Counter-Strike 1.6 and melding it into a product that every side likes and also expanding the base by putting it out on the consoles," Magal clarified.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will hit PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in early 2012. the Ps3 version will support mouse and keyboard, and have cross platform play with the Mc and Pc versions – leaving the Xbox version alone in the corner.
Source : Kotaku
Last Updated: September 14, 2011