Counter-Strike: Global Offensive announced


After Counter-Strike took the world of online FPS by storm over 12 years ago the game has made a come back, Counter-Strike 1.6 and Counter-Strike: Source are the most played games on STEAM to date (I am talking about pre Team Fortress 2 going free days) but now the game has come once again to steal the FPS worlds attention, the last time Valve updated Counter-Strike was revamping Counter-Strike: Source by adding achievements and other changes but now Valve has already made a dedicated sequel to the FPS, Let's pray this isn't the next Half-Life.

After 12 years of no game Counter-Strike is finally getting a modern day sequel, while Counter-Strike and 1.6 are still well played everywhere around the world Valve is bringing more joy to the players by announcing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Here is a complete description about the game

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.

What really pleases me is that Valve is planning a console launch of the game too, so maybe Valve is finally showing some love to the consoles too considering how Portal 2 was on the PlayStation 3. The game can be played PAX Prime and Eurogamer EXPO and while the release date for the game is already set for a early 2012 release date (Q1 - Q2?) I only have ONE question to Valve.

It's no wonder that Counter-Strike is still one of the most played games today even though quad cores and dual cores are now more mainstream then they were when Counter-Strike 1.6 and Source were new, this game has an addictive feel to it and I like to call it the FPS gamers World of Warcraft.

Where is Half-Life 2: Episode 3 / Half-Life 3? The ending of Episode 2 haunts me every night and I am dying for ANYTHING regarding Half-Life.