Valve has said the SDK for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be released within three months of the game’s initial release.
According to Gabe Newell, via Polygon, the firm plans to incorporate maps from Counter-Strike 1.6 which weren’t released in Counter-Strike Source.
“People have been playing various incarnations of Counter-Strike for a long time, and have super strong opinions on the subtleties of aiming and those kind of things, and our sense is we’ve done a pretty good job of taking the best of both 1.6 and Source and combining those to CS:GO,” said Newell said. “So unless the beta testers are blowing smoke up our ass, I think we’ve done that.
“Hopefully, it’s gonna help consolidate the two communities, that everybody will look at it and say, ‘Okay, this is the version of Counter-Strike I’ve been waiting for,’ but we’ll see. We do think though that is what it gives them: an up-to-date, current, rich-content version of the game that they’ve been playing.”
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ships for PC, Mac, 360 and PS3 this summer.