Valve has officially announced the sequel of the world’s famoust team-based tactical shooter Counter Strike, which will be released for the PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 in early 2012.
The new game is entitled Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and is being developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. The game will offer new maps, characters and weapons, as well as will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more. The price of some guns and money rewards also will be tweaked for improved balance and also there’re rumors spreading that the CS: GO will offer and adjustable weapon variables which will bring even more customizations, new gameplay mechanics and tactics.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive will be playable for the first time at at PAX Prime this month and Eurogamer Expo in September.
“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 Lombardi 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.”