Also at the Xbox Spring Showcase, organized by Microsoft in San Francisco, was confirmed the period of launch for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the game through which Valve hoped to regain the market segment dedicated to multiplayer military shooters. Thus, the final version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is expected this summer, the game being in testing for some time. Were also released new images of the new Counter-Strike, here is maybe the interesting image.
Unfortunately, was giving up at one’s strengths of Global Offensive, the ability to play crossplatform between PC users and PlayStation 3 users. According to Valve, the beta testing proved that the game will require frequent updates, even after the final release. And as the procedures for applying updates and patches differ from one platform to another, was dropped from now at this feature.
Global Offensive is produced in collaboration with Hidden Path Entertainment, the same team that handled by the support for Counter-Strike: Source, and is trying to bring the classic Counter-Strike experience to a new generation of players. Thus, in addition to the Steam version (PC and Mac), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be released on Xbox 360 (Xbox Live) and PlayStation 3 (PlayStation Network).
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive promises to come with seven maps (two for Hostage Rescue, five for Bomb/defuse mode), redesigned and premastered versions of classic levels of Counter-Strike 1.6 or Counter-Strike: Source. Global Offensive will be based on the latest version of the Source graphics engine (Half-Life 2, Portal 2).