Sections

Counter-strike: Global Offensive to unite Source, 1.6 fanbase

Monday, 12th September 2011 23:46 GMT By Brenna Hillier

With Counter-strike: Global Offensive, Valve hopes to bring together two massive gaming communities – the fanbases of both Counter-strike 1.6 and Counter-Sdtrike: Source.

“A lot of Counter-strike: Global Offensive is taking Counter-strike: Source and Counter-strike 1.6 and melding it into a product that every side likes and also expanding the base by putting it out on the consoles,” Chet Faliszek told Kotaku.

Interestingly, project leader Ido Magal isn’t planning to bring together two disparate groups by broadening Global Offensive’s appeal, but by narrowing it.

“Counter-Strike: GO has this kind of objective of homing in. We’re taking that competitive experience that’s very hard to organize in Counter-Strike: Source… We’ve taken that and let everyone experience the fun of a five-on-five where everyone is equally matched,” he said.

“The product doesn’t span all of Counter-Strike. Counter-Strike is zombie mods and all these different things. This is more narrow.”

Global Offensive, then, is very clear and what it is – and what it isn’t.

“Counter-Strike 2, at least internally, we think about as something different,” Faliszek added.

Counter-strike: Global Offensive was officially unveiled last month, and is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in early 2012.

Thanks, GameInformer.

Latest

8 Comments

  1. Yoshi

    I very much doubt that

    ‘A lot of Counter-strike: Global Offensive is taking Counter-strike: Source and Counter-strike 1.6 and melding it into a product that every side likes’

    Then you may want to restart the project? :D

    ‘Counter-Strike: GO has this kind of objective of homing in. We’re taking that competitive experience that’s very hard to organize in Counter-Strike: Source’ No, it wasn’t hard to organize.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. ultramega

    @1
    How is that not a fair assessment? Have you played it? No, you haven’t.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. G1GAHURTZ

    Where are all the people wading into the comment section, attacking this game for having a really old engine, and gameplay that’s hardly changed for years???

    #3 3 years ago
  4. ultramega

    @2
    *How is that a fair assessment?

    Freakin’ typos.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Ireland Michael

    @3 The complete difference here being that it isn’t re-released as a “new” full price package every single year.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    I watched how people played it and god damn, it’s so consolized. I can’t possibly see how this is a successor to 1.6 or Source.

    It’s probably going to be like that: 1.6 fanbase play 1.6, Source fanbase sit only on source and console gamers are on GO.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. FabioPal

    I’ve watched some videos of it… It better be f2p imho, same game with fairly updated graphics.

    But I’m not a fan :)

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Lounds

    The graphics look like L4D2 for a start, that one thing wrong with the game. I agree with Erth the game has been designed to run on consoles, grrrh when I was the 360 players playing CS:GO i’m crying inside because none of them can aim.

    #8 3 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.