Counter-Strike: Global Offensive detailed
posted on 08.26.11 at 01:21 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Not exactly Counter-Strike 2.

The first wave of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive previews went live at several online outlets tonight, providing first details on Valve’s upcoming shooter update.

Counter-Strike: GO will include seven classic maps — Dust, Dust2, Aztec, Nuke, Inferno, Italy, and Office — all remade with updated visuals / given other tweaks. Expect to see all the weapons from Counter-Strike: Source, as well as new weapons, including: the Decoy Grenade, Molotov Cocktail, IMI Negev, Taser, Tec-9, Mag-7, Sawed-off Shotgun, and PP-Bizon. The Molotov Cocktail has environmental effects, setting the ground on fire and damaging players that walk its path.

It features a matchmaking system for 5-on-5 gameplay. An ELO-based ranking system will determine your skill level and make sure you’re placed against players of the same level.

The PlayStation 3 version of the game will be compatible with the PC and Mac versions, allowing players to go team-against-team in cross-platform matches. PlayStation 3 players can use a DualShock 3, a PlayStation Move, or a mouse and keyboard to play.

Global Offensive isn’t meant to be a reinvention of the franchise, but more of an incremental update.

Read IGN and Kotaku‘s previews for a more in-depth look at the game. Check out some gameplay videos below.

  • Rafi

    Dust and Dust 2 is the best map !!, i think…

  • rockman29

    “PlayStation 3 players can use a DualShock 3, a PlayStation Move, or a mouse and keyboard to play.”

    And this is why Sony’s platform plan wins. As soon as I saw ‘cross-platform play,’ I was looking for this exact sentence.

  • hush404

    “Fire in the hole” – Yep, that’s the ol counter-strike I remember.

  • TalesOf_STI

    I LOVE CS.. still play it when i have free time.. ill probably still get pc and ps3 version.. would be nice if they did what they did on Portal 2 and give us a copy of pc copy free.. or discounted