Valve packed along a preview of
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with it for this weekend's Pax Prime in
Washington, but for all those relegated to watching the big show at home, it's
also released its stat-filled teaser trailer on the net. Fast-forward past the
self-congratulatory bits for a peak at the new cross-platform multiplayer
features coming in the 2012 downloadable sequel.
Valve announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive earlier this month, and is teaming up with its Counter-Strike: Source
co-horts at Hidden Path Entertainment for its development. As indicated in the
video, the new game will sport better visuals, more weapon variety, expanded
online modes and the ability to share games between all available consoles and
"For the past 12 years, it has
continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headlining
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," said Doug Lombard, VP of Marketing at Valve.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is
scheduled to deploy on PSN, XBLA, and (of course) Steam early next year.
Aug 26, 2011