Valve, ben nota per aver creato i game Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal e Team Fortress, oltre al network Steam e al motore grafico Source, ha annunciato il game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, o in breve CS: GO, una evoluzione dello storico titolo Counter-Strike, il cui rilascio della prima beta avvenne nel lontano agosto del 1999.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, il cui sviluppo è eseguito dalla stessa Valve in collaborazione con Seattle-based Hidden Path Entertainment, presenterà numerosi contenuti aggiornati rispetto a CS, come nuove mappe, nuovi personaggi e modalità di gioco.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive sarà distribuito mediante i circuiti Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade e Steam per il supporto delle piattaforme PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC e Mac rispettivamente; la sua disponibilità è fissata per la primissima parte del 2012.
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Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO).
Targeted for release via Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac) in early 2012, CS: GO will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched exactly 12 years ago (CS beta 1, August 1999).
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 Lombard, VP of Marketing 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 London Games Festival.
Source: Valve Press Release
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