Counter Strike 2: Global Offensive
Now with .4 more pro.
In august 1999, counter strike set the bar for competitive FPS gaming. CS quickly became the most played online PC action game, a considerable achievement for a simple mod. 12 years later, can CS:GO live up to its predecessor?
Valve has made it clear through their other projects that they are a dominant force in PC gaming, especially in the team based FPS arena (Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, Counter Strike). Currently CS:GO is in pre-beta, and has only been played by a small group of CSS players on the pro circuit, who have released a small amount of information about the game.
New heavy machine guns, pistols, and a shotgun may be included, as well as new equipment like molotov cocktails and decoy grenades that produce the sounds of gunfire. Valve is allegedly also experimenting with giving every player full Kevlar at the beginning of every round for free, something that could significantly impact gameplay and team strategies.
Valve has made it clear that CS:GO is not intended to be a replacement for the current Counter Strike, and they refuse to call it CS2. While it will be similar, valve clearly is making some drastic changes.
CS:GO is intended for a early 2012 release on Steam, as well as PSN and XBLA. Playable demos will be at PAX Prime and Eurogamer Expo 2011.