Today Valve announced a new team-based shooter called Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
. It's due out in early 2012, and will be available on Windows and OS X through Steam, as well as the PS3 and Xbox 360 over their respective game networks. "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." According to a hands-on report
, "We've all seen and played pretty looking games before, but hands down and unanimously, everyone was most interested in the movement, weapon handling, and game play. It didn't feel like 1.6 and despite being built on the Source engine, it didn't feel like CS:S
. By design, Valve wanted to create a game with a different feel, and overall it was really smooth. The pro players seemed surprisingly happy with the player player movement and feel of the game but thankfully they weren't short of feedback and most weren't shy to share it. Tweaks and adjustments are needed, but in my opinion, it was a great sign that it didn't grossly offend anyone."