Valve has reached the point where they feel that the planets have aligned just right for them to set an actual release date for their upcoming downloadable game, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. After many months of a very rigorous beta, the introduction of a whole new shadow engine for Source and the unfortunate (but quite necessary) axing of cross platform play between PS3 and PC, CS: GO has come a long way and is shaping up to look like an excellent installment in the Counter-Strike franchise.
Get ready for CS: GO on August 21 for consoles, PC and Mac
If you’re at E3 this week, feel free to play the demo at the Sony and Microsoft booths in the LA Convention Center. The game will be available on XBLA, PSN and Steam on August 21 (Valve-Time permitting) for $15. Check out the full press release below:
Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) is targeted for release on August 21, 2012.
To be available via the Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac), CS: GO will expand upon the team-based action gameplay pioneered when Counter-Strike was launched almost 13 years ago (CS beta 1, August 1999).
CS: GO will be sold for approximately $15 on all platforms.
CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO introduces new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more.
Developed by Valve in cooperation with Seattle-based Hidden Path Entertainment, the title will be playable in the Sony and Microsoft booths this week at E3 in Los Angeles, CA.
For more information, please visit http://store.steampowered.com/app/1800/