News first arrived about the new version on the ESEA.net Facebook Page, saying:
"Counter Strike: Global Operation... More info tomorrow!"
Jess Cliffe, one of the original creators of Counter-Strike, was seen posting on the SteamPowered forums, saying "Global Offensive."
Planned to be released Q1 2012
Focuses on 5v5 competition
Press release within 24 hours from VALVe
Plays on an updated source engine
Individual & Team rankings
New Guns added
Dust & Aztec major revamp
Spamming still viable
Ammo is free
Looks like it's time to get back into CS. Especially since, if the rumors are true, it appears this is a nod to the competitive players, with statements like "Focuses on 5v5 competition".
Edit: One of the 20 guys there helping Valve test the game is doing an AMA. Some pretty cool info in there. Apparently they flew out a bunch of top competitive players so they'd get things right: http://www.reddit.co...s_headquarters/
Edited by otaku_4_life, 12 August 2011 - 02:28 AM.