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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 Skyler

Meh, I woulda been stoked for a new CS like 5 years ago. Maybe. 
 
Where's Half-Life 3?

Posted by Kyle

@UnrealDP said:

@Kyle: Nah , i was just speaking my mind about what i wanted to happen some day, which is why that sentence started with "Some day"....

I just thought you meant "some day" as in "whenever CS:GO comes out."

Edited by Evilsbane

*Punches hole in wall* Fucking SICK of Valve now I DON'T FUCKING WANT CS for the love of Jesus Fing Christ put of Half Life 3!

Posted by BitterAlmond
Posted by vaportra1l

de_dust 24/7 beyotch. I hope it has state of the art collectible hat technology.

Edited by MeatSim

I could play some more Counter Strike.

Posted by Jace

You know, I'd comment on how they've forgotten Half-Life 3, and how Valve has essentially abandoned the franchise that made them anything to begin with........but at this point....fuck it. I've said it too many times.

Posted by Jace

@Colf:

Hey dumbass, the article never says that this is the first console release for CS. Reading comprehension will go along way towards not making yourself look like a prick.

Posted by Vodun

I have to wonder why? Don't the people who play it consider it perfect? And every one else has moved on or didn't like it to begin with.

Oh well, trust in Valve and it worked for Star Craft. (ooh, creepy. Just realised the two biggest competitive games are CS and SC.)

Posted by Curufinwe

I like how Valve calls the PS3 and 360 "next gen consoles".  They haven't been next-gen consoles for five years.
 
“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.”

Posted by Etan
@Jace said:

You know, I'd comment on how they've forgotten Half-Life 3, and how Valve has essentially abandoned the franchise that made them anything to begin with........but at this point....fuck it. I've said it too many times.

Apparently you haven't.
Posted by Rekt_Hed

I just lost a game of 'dont shit your pants' !

Posted by Taklulas
@bigsmoke77 said:

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

free on PC.
Edited by Devil240Z

More cross platform play with PS3 and Steam?

@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!

Are you being serious? You sound like a total nutter.

Posted by Shadow_Drone

As a As a loooong time Counter-strike player I am EXCITED about this! I just hope that Valve can pull off a good release and drum up some hype for the franchise, 'cause i know the console generation needs a dose of one of the BEST multiplayer shooters of all TIME!

Posted by OneManX

MY FAVORITE GAME COMPANY IS MAKING A SEQUEL TO A DAMN GOOD GAME THAT I LIKED, BUT IT WASNT THE GAME THAT I LIKED THE MOST AND THEY ARE GONNA DUMB IT DOWN EVENTHOUGH L4D1 AND L4D2 AND PORTAL WERE GOOD TO GREAT ON CONSOLES THEY ARE RUINING PC GAMING EVENTHOUGH THEY GIVE WAY A TON TO THE PC COMMUNITY ~!

RAAAAGGGGGGEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by HydraHam

Can't wait to throw a fedora on my counter-terrorist /shrug

Valve will ruin it just like they did with TF2.

Posted by Pop

please no iron sights please no iron sights xD. I don't really care actually, they probably know what they're doing, I'm a big CS fan even though now I suck so much ass at it, well I used to always be good when I played with my friends but I would always get my ass kicked online with random players, I hope I can get into this one and at least be good for a day or two :D

Posted by UnsolvedParadox

I'm interested, but how are they going to differentiate themselves substantially from the other huge shooters that have spawned since the introduction of Counter-Strike?

Posted by Baggykins

@BitterAlmond said:

As long as they don't ask us to buy weapons like in Team Fortress 2...

but isn't buying weapon part of CS? I believe you buy weapons all the time

Posted by Jayzilla

This game will be out in 2018 then? I mean, this is Valve we are talking about.

Posted by scarace360

BOOOOOOOOOOOO TURN OFF THAT CONSOLE SHIT BETTER NOT BE ON MY FUCKING SERVER

Posted by Equal_Opportunity_Destroyer497

 RE: game announcements by Valve. If it's not Half Life 3 it can FUCK OFF.

Posted by NekuSakuraba
@scarace360
BOOOOOOOOOOOO TURN OFF THAT CONSOLE SHIT BETTER NOT BE ON MY FUCKING SERVER
This. Get yo consoles outta my FPS, son.
Posted by ZmillA

hopefully this is a valve level of quality product

Edited by phrosnite

If it was only for PC and Mac I would be happy but this console thing worries me. They will ruin it.

Posted by jkuc316

This is awesome, considering I have a bad laptop

Posted by cdbob

Excited for this

Posted by gesi1223
@Styl3s: TF2 was ruined? huh?
Posted by iDarktread

Yay!

Posted by Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto
@test0r: CSS WAS a Source update of 1.6...
Posted by BitterAlmond
@f33r_mai_ch33tz said:

@BitterAlmond said:

As long as they don't ask us to buy weapons like in Team Fortress 2...

but isn't buying weapon part of CS? I believe you buy weapons all the time

Not with real-life money, you don't.
Posted by JEC03

This truly is the biggest test for Valve and there PC fanbase will they go the easy way out like Crytek, Monolith and Dice and dumb it down for the casuals or will they stick to there guns.PC gamers in the last 5 years has had to put up with so much so dumbed down shit that it's really gotten ridiculous. FPS turn from hardcore genre into a 12 year old cod slumber party.Valve is either going to be truly one of the only few Dev's left that doesn't sacrifice there gameplay  to appeal to the casuals or they will just be another douchebag developer playing it safe to profit while the game suffers from any intelligence.

Posted by RobotHamster

I just hoped there are hats...

Posted by McDunkin

I have a feeling that this will be on consoles in the same fashion that TF2 was on consoles. PC will be the clear platform for this type of game as CS has always been a very fast and deadly game.

Posted by Kontrapunkt
@JEC03: Well.. Most will argue that Source was the "dumbed down" edition of CS.
 
And also, yeah, it sounds as though there are two modes. The competition mode and the second Call of Duty mode with molotovs, decoy's etc.
 
This all seems like CZ. 
BUT I'm still excited for new life into CS, whether good or bad.
Posted by Agent47
@JEC03: This is why I am ashamed to say I'm a PC gamer.It's not consoles that merely make them "dumb it down" it's that incase you lived under a rock gaming has become increasingly popular since the original CS showed up.Things like the Wii/iPhone games etc etc. all trying to appeal to the casual market.So most games now try to at least make most of their games more friendly to newcomers.
Posted by DemonGeese

Interested to see what this looks like.

Posted by Toms115

so much pc fanatic butthurt in here. it's kind of hilarious.

Edited by Cubical

oh god....  Another Good PC game dumbed down for console thanks valve you fuckers. 
 
If this game fucking has console and PC cross play because valve went insane they better let us ban the fucking console noobs from our servers with a simple command or tick box automatic  and the slow ass analog stick controls from the server nobody wants them  in the game to make the game suck.     
And anybody who even looks like they are useing a controler I am going to ban there ass from my servers it's obvious they are slow dudes with jerky aiming  cant spin around fast enough and not hitting anything they aim at  and I will do it manual if i have to.
 

That port of counter strike on xbox 1 sucked balls it  was nothing like the real PC game  and the analog stick aim sucks balls it might as well have aimed for you in slow motion because that is the only thing you could have done to fucking hit anything .
 
Hell it's still like that  to this day the console versions suck balls control and look like ass on top of that. 
 
If valve ruins counter strike by dumbing it down for the console noobs then I am not buying the fucking game.

Posted by Dethfish

I'm excited

Posted by Ghostin

I don't know why all the panic, Valve are one of the few Developers out there that have the resources and the culture to make this play well on all platforms. 
  
It's Valve we are talking about here... not Microsoft.
Posted by 137

@test0r said:

If this is like an updated 1.6 instead of CSS this will be awesome.

why people have such a hard-on for 1.6 I don't understand.

"hey I was thinking we should re-skin an old game, and charge people for it"

"great idea"

=/

Posted by Tru3_Blu3

This is Valve, guys. When have they ever screwed up their PC ports?

Posted by xseedx

Consoles will get a dual joystick tower defense version tho

td_dust, td_inferno...

Posted by outerabiz
@137 said:

@test0r said:

If this is like an updated 1.6 instead of CSS this will be awesome.

why people have such a hard-on for 1.6 I don't understand.

"hey I was thinking we should re-skin an old game, and charge people for it"

"great idea"

=/

same reason they have a hard on for starcraft... Perfect balance my friend
Posted by RXSideEffect

Can we outlaw the term "dumbed down" Holy bananas they wanna make a CS game that might not be like 1.6 AND on something other than a PC?! OMG NO!!!1111one. Some fan of Valve you are if you're gonna shit on their game before even a single screen shot or video is released....ok anger is over- I'm excited for this!

Edited by august

There's no reason to "dumb down" Counter-Strike. It isn't any more complex than any given popular console shooter at this point.

Posted by peteisfat

If we're able to play against console players on PC, then maybe I'll finally be able to play against others my level.

Posted by Brendan

@Cubical said:

oh god.... Another Good PC game dumbed down for console thanks valve you fuckers.

If this game fucking has console and PC cross play because valve went insane they better let us ban the fucking console noobs from our servers with a simple command or tick box automatic and the slow ass analog stick controls from the server nobody wants them in the game to make the game suck.
And anybody who even looks like they are useing a controler I am going to ban there ass from my servers it's obvious they are slow dudes with jerky aiming cant spin around fast enough and not hitting anything they aim at and I will do it manual if i have to.
That port of counter strike on xbox 1 sucked balls it was nothing like the real PC game and the analog stick aim sucks balls it might as well have aimed for you in slow motion because that is the only thing you could have done to fucking hit anything . Hell it's still like that to this day the console versions suck balls control and look like ass on top of that. If valve ruins counter strike by dumbing it down for the console noobs then I am not buying the fucking game.

The "Master Race" everyone.

*slow clap*