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Cross-play multiplayer cancelled for Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Tuesday, 6th March 2012 15:48 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Valve has cancelled cross-platform multiplayer between PC, Mac, and PS3 in Counter Strike: Global Offensive based on data received from the game’s beta.

Speaking with Joystiq, Valve’s Chet Faliszek told the site the stripping of said functionality was done in favor of “offering constant updates for players on the PC and Mac.”

“The beta has proved we want to update not just the beta, but the game itself post-launch frequently on the PC,” said Faliszek. “To do that we need to separate the platforms so one doesn’t hamstring the other.

“So for that, we have removed the idea of cross-platform play — essentially make all platforms stronger by not mixing them.”

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will launch this summer and the latest screenshots from the Xbox Spring Showcase in San Francisco are through here.

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  1. DSB

    And also saves the PS3 players the embarrassment.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. OrbitMonkey

    @1 Yes, I don’t fancy getting creamed by some pc hacker scumbag pirate ;-)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DSB

    Because no one ever heard of a Sony product being hacked :P

    #3 2 years ago
  4. OrbitMonkey

    Hacked by some Linux loving pc pirate scumbag!!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DSB

    Priceless :D

    #5 2 years ago
  6. ManuOtaku

    Well guys i would love to see the match between the best control pad gamer and the best mouse+board gamer, it will settle which one is the best once and for all 8D.
    P.S of course without any cheating, a clean and fair match

    #6 2 years ago
  7. mojo

    “Well guys i would love to see the match between the best control pad gamer and the best mouse+board gamer, it will settle which one is the best once and for all 8D.”
    MMD
    lol
    pad gamer will get pounded into dust.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. ManuOtaku

    #7, well thats the most possible outcome, although i´ve seen pretty wild things/stuff done with the control pad by some great gamers, therefore maybe it will be a closer match that many would think of it 8D

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Da Man

    Itt people who wouldn’t be able to hit a barn door with a gamepad.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Lounds

    they probably realised how inaccurate a DS3 pad is and thought jesus, no one on ps3 will play it, they need auto aim, and because of that they take away cross platform.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Kaufer

    @10
    The PS3 version will also have Mouse & Keyboard and Move support.

    #11 2 years ago