Valve Confirms Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for 2012 Release

Running with Knives Again!

Valve, perhaps best known as the hat-crazy company behind Steam, Portal, Team Fortress 2, and endlessly delaying the next Half-Life installment, have announced that they and Hidden Path Entertainment are prepping an updated version of the original hyper-unrealistic multiplayer military shooter (eat yer hear out, CoD) for release in early 2012. The game will feature new maps and weapons in addition to the classics, and will be available on XBLA, PSN, and Steam sometime next year. So better polish up that Deagle and get ready to run with sharp objects!

…but Valve, where is Half-Life 3?

Source: Joystiq


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2 Responses to “Valve Confirms Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for 2012 Release”
  1. Michael Enger says:

    I’m not sure what Valve is trying to accomplish by creating a new CS game, whether they just want an updated CS:Source or whether they want to finally pull those stubborn CS 1.6 players away from their outdated game and into the Source engine, but there is no way they can please both crowds so it’ll be interesting to see who complains about what once the game is released. Casual players like myself (I have barely 100 hours in CS:S) will just go for the new one since I like that fresh “new game” smell.

    • Chad M. says:

      I think part of it is that Valve wants to put something out to hook the PSN and XBLA crowd while offering a little update to the PC base. But I may check it out, as I haven’t played CS in years (probably since 2006!).

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