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Valve Confirms New Counter-Strike for PC and...Consoles?

He's baaaaaaaack.

First artwork for the new Counter-Strike game, coming in early 2012 to PC, Mac, consoles.

Instead of finally announcing Half-Life 3, Valve has confirmed suspicions something was up with the Counter-Strike franchise the studio has left alone for a few years now.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a brand-new installment being developed in conjunction with Hidden Path Entertainment, the developers behind Defense Grid.

It's been 12 years since Counter-Strike first burst onto the scene as a Half-Life mod, but it returns early next year on PC, Mac, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network (yes, consoles--cue the angry PC crowd!).

If you're at the Penny Arcade Expo later this month, though, you'll get to play it far ahead of release.

Valve hasn't released any screen shots of the game yet, only the logo. The studio said Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will feature "new maps, characters, and weapons," "updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.)," and "new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more."

A downloadable shooter from Valve? Count us in.

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Posted by zaglis

Xbox Live and PSN?
 
Rest in piece, Counter Strike. *tear*

Posted by Callumrides

yeah boii

Posted by marbleCmoney

I feel like this game is in a similar position as Starcraft was. If you make it like modern FPSs it loses its identity as CS, but you have to change enough to make it feel new. As a big CS fan, I hope they bring something really cool to the table.

Posted by MaFoLu

@JoeyRavn: Oh yeah, for some reason I thought Orange Box was the latest Source release, weird...

I meant that I don't know if it has gotten any upgrades since Portal 2, because that is the latest Source game, right?

Posted by Shuborno

@nihilisticmonkey said:

Hope the console versions don't get abandoned like the TF2 variants! IIRC On 360 it was never updated because MS didn't allow free feature updates?

Hate to say it, but I'm sure it'll be exactly like TF2 on 360.

On PC, Valve controls the channel so they can update whenever.

Steam is on PS3, so they also have flexibility there.

Microsoft won't let these patches through without an approval process so I think it necessarily means there will be fewer patches.

Posted by plop1920

So CS3?? The curse has been lifted!!!

Posted by McShank

@Phonics said:

WOOO!!!! Turn Counter-Strike to another dumbed down slow shitfest FPS for the console mouthbreathers. If you think this won't be another snail-pace aim-assist ironsights shit console FPS guess again. You can't play a game like Quake or Counter-Strike on pads. Way to rape a classic Valve!

its for all, not just consoles. its a way to get more people into the game even if it is slowed down some on the consoles. its also not a classic since it is being released as a new game. its not 1.6.

Posted by Vrikk

No Episode 3 :(

Posted by tobyjk

I'm a terrorist and I'm wearing a hat.

Edited by Fudge91
@zaglis said:

Xbox Live and PSN?  Rest in piece, Counter Strike. *tear*

Man Counter-Strike players suck at english... And so what if it gets ported to consoles? Its one of the most simple arcade type of multiplayer shooter out there. Why wouldn't that work on consoles?
Posted by dungbootle

Why is CS:S still $19.99?

Posted by DAFTPUNK

YES! fuck yes! yes! yes ! yes!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Bouke

As long as there is DE_dust included i'm in :P 
 
Also there already was a CS game for consoles, on the xbox.
Posted by Procyon27

Is there any particular reason why PC gamers are such dicks about everything?

Posted by zaglis
@Fudge91 said:
@zaglis said:

Xbox Live and PSN?  Rest in piece, Counter Strike. *tear*

Man Counter-Strike players suck at english...
Shut up, I was too furious and raged and angry to notice my typographical mistake.
Edited by EuanDewar

This is a good thing.

Oh yeah and THICKFREAKNESS

Posted by Siphillis
@Phonics said:
WOOO!!!! Turn Counter-Strike to another dumbed down slow shitfest FPS for the console mouthbreathers.  If you think this won't be another snail-pace aim-assist ironsights shit console FPS guess again. You can't play a game like Quake or Counter-Strike on pads. Way to rape a classic Valve!
I take it you're not the least bit interested in Battlefield 3, then?
Posted by Box3ru13

Interesting news, as someone who still plays CSS, and loves it btw. I hope this isn't like Condition Zero but even if it is, CSS is still popular and warcraft server I play on still has tons of content unexplored.

Posted by zaglis
@Siphillis said:
@Phonics said:
WOOO!!!! Turn Counter-Strike to another dumbed down slow shitfest FPS for the console mouthbreathers.  If you think this won't be another snail-pace aim-assist ironsights shit console FPS guess again. You can't play a game like Quake or Counter-Strike on pads. Way to rape a classic Valve!
I take it you're not the least bit interested in Battlefield 3, then?
Oh, you mean Shit Company 3? No, get that crap out of my face.
Posted by Shisnopi

kind of excited to see what it looks like. Hopefully improved graphics and mechanics. Also I hope they stay true to CS and not have Iron Sights.

Posted by TobbRobb
@Fudge91 said:
@zaglis said:

Xbox Live and PSN?  Rest in piece, Counter Strike. *tear*

Man Counter-Strike players suck at english... And so what if it gets ported to consoles? Its one of the most simple arcade type of multiplayer shooter out their. Why wouldn't that work on consoles?
Lol.
Posted by solidlife

do not want give me a new CS. full game. 

Posted by blake_brown

@Procyon27 said:

Is there any particular reason why PC gamers are such dicks about everything?

This.

Posted by Toms115
@Phonics said:
WOOO!!!! Turn Counter-Strike to another dumbed down slow shitfest FPS for the console mouthbreathers.  If you think this won't be another snail-pace aim-assist ironsights shit console FPS guess again. You can't play a game like Quake or Counter-Strike on pads. Way to rape a classic Valve!
cute
Posted by WilliamRLBaker
@bigsmoke77 said:


                   

@avidwriter: yeah microsoft is going to release a free title on arcade....



                   

               
Someone obviously hasn't seen the news 5 months ago where Microsoft is looking to Free to play games on xbox live...
Posted by yates

Fuck sake, just when I started to pick up the pieces and get my life together. :(

Posted by Nurve

Hopefully Hidden Path doesn't influence this game too much.

Posted by Phonics
@Toms115 said:
@Phonics said:
WOOO!!!! Turn Counter-Strike to another dumbed down slow shitfest FPS for the console mouthbreathers.  If you think this won't be another snail-pace aim-assist ironsights shit console FPS guess again. You can't play a game like Quake or Counter-Strike on pads. Way to rape a classic Valve!
cute
shouldn't you be writing mass effect fan-fiction or something casual?
Posted by HarlequinRiot
@marbleCmoney said:

I feel like this game is in a similar position as Starcraft was. If you make it like modern FPSs it loses its identity as CS, but you have to change enough to make it feel new. As a big CS fan, I hope they bring something really cool to the table.

I agree, it's hard to imagine what you do with Counter Strike in this day and age. I mean, it's design is steeped in later 90's/early 2000 FPS styles. Source managed to get out of the gate early enough to not seem terribly old school, but it's been a while since then. I kind of hope they keep the game as simple as it is (get off my back CS fans, I'm not saying your game is dumb or bad), it lends the game its competitiveness. But on the other hand, I don't really want to play that game. Hopefully they do as good a job as Starcraft, like you mentioned, in keeping it classic and still enjoyable to modern audiences. 
Posted by Bubbly

meh all I play on CS these days are gun games, zombies, and surf maps. The new modes would have to be really good to get me back into it.

Posted by Simplexity

If it is on consoles dear god I will just fall over and cry, and I usually don't care but CS is holy you don't mess with it.

Posted by Siphillis
@zaglis said:
@Siphillis said:
@Phonics said:
WOOO!!!! Turn Counter-Strike to another dumbed down slow shitfest FPS for the console mouthbreathers.  If you think this won't be another snail-pace aim-assist ironsights shit console FPS guess again. You can't play a game like Quake or Counter-Strike on pads. Way to rape a classic Valve!
I take it you're not the least bit interested in Battlefield 3, then?
Oh, you mean Shit Company 3? No, get that crap out of my face.
In that case, I'm interested to hear what PC games you actually want to play this year.  DOTA 2, perhaps?  No wait, there might be a hat store.
Posted by Fudge91
@TobbRobb said:
@Fudge91 said:
@zaglis said:

Xbox Live and PSN?  Rest in piece, Counter Strike. *tear*

Man Counter-Strike players suck at english... And so what if it gets ported to consoles? Its one of the most simple arcade type of multiplayer shooter out their. Why wouldn't that work on consoles?
Lol.
FUUUUUUU
Posted by Jeffk38uk
@zaglis: And here I thought we were a civilised community round here.
Posted by aspaceinvader

Counter strike was done before on consoles and didn't exactly make much of a splash, Bit like team fortress 2, Can't see it making much of a difference in the call of duty and battlefield dominated games world.

Edited by Siphillis
@blake_brown said:

@Procyon27 said:

Is there any particular reason why PC gamers are such dicks about everything?

This.

Hey, you'd be bitter too if you choose to spend 200-400 dollars every year just to play up-rezed console games with a keyboard and mouse.   
 
I know I am.
Posted by FluxWaveZ
@Jeffk38uk said:
@zaglis: And here I thought we were a civilised community round here.
You thought wrong.
Posted by Metal_Mills

@zaglis said:

Xbox Live and PSN? Rest in piece, Counter Strike. *tear*

HL2 on Xbox? Rest in Piece, Half-life. *tear*

Portal 2 on consoles? Rest in piece, Portal. *tear*

Steam on PS3? Rest in piece, Steam. *tear*

Posted by blake_brown

@Siphillis:

haha good point.

Posted by emem

Oh, that's pretty cool. I haven't really enjoyed or spent much time playing CS since beta 5.2 and didn't care about CSS, but I guess it's worth a look.

Edited by Phonics
@Siphillis said:

@blake_brown said:

@Procyon27 said:

Is there any particular reason why PC gamers are such dicks about everything?

This.

Hey, you'd be bitter too if you have to spend 200-400 dollars every year just to play up-rezed console games with a keyboard and mouse.    I know I am.
Yeah because only games coming out for PC are AAA  tittles with 30 million in advertising. You truly are a real 'gamer'. Better like what gamespot tells me to like and act like I know about games!
Posted by Metal_Mills

@aspaceinvader said:

Counter strike was done before on consoles and didn't exactly make much of a splash, Bit like team fortress 2, Can't see it making much of a difference in the call of duty and battlefield dominated games world.

CS is still huge with CSS and CS 1.6 being in the top 3 most played games on steam with over 50,000 players a day on each. A $15-$20 XBLA game is different to a $60 blockbuster.

Edited by Siphillis
@Phonics said:

@Siphillis said:

@blake_brown said:

@Procyon27 said:

Is there any particular reason why PC gamers are such dicks about everything?

This.

Hey, you'd be bitter too if you have to spend 200-400 dollars every year just to play up-rezed console games with a keyboard and mouse.    I know I am.
Yeah because only games coming out for PC are AAA  tittles with 30 million in advertising. You truly are a real 'gamer'. Better like what gamespot tells me to like and act like I know about games!
Objection: relevance? 
 
Why don't you name some AAA PC exclusives, then?
Edited by zaglis
@Metal_Mills said:

@zaglis said:

Xbox Live and PSN? Rest in piece, Counter Strike. *tear*

HL2 on Xbox? Rest in Piece, Half-life. *tear*

Portal 2 on consoles? Rest in piece, Portal. *tear*

Steam on PS3? Rest in piece, Steam. *tear*

HL2 was made for PC, only later ported to Xbox. So PC version was safe from the dumbening.

Portal 2 was made for consoles, so I dont even...
 
Cute.
Posted by NovaDTH

Nothing like the old console/PC debate to show how pathetic certain people are.

Posted by artgarcrunkle

Cool I'd love to play another super slow FPS with no learning curve and aim assists. I hope headshots don't matter and I get to spray guys in their legs for kills :|

Posted by Fudge91

First leaked schreenshot!
 

Posted by White_Silhouette

Am I the only one who reads this "early next year" as Valve doesn't know when it'll be done? People shouldn't hold their breath...