Valve’s Chet Faliszek has confirmed that Counter-strike: Global Offensive will be missing its planned October open beta due to pro-gamer feedback.
He confirmed the delay in an interview with ESEA.
He also said that the open beta will start with only one or two maps, with new content gradually being added as launch nears.
The beta will kick off with 10,000 testers, Faliszek said, and will feature some new add-ons, like a new crosshair with additional weapon info.
The game’s spectator feature will share tech with another upcoming Valve title – DOTA 2.
Counter-strike: Global Offensive launches next year for PC, Xbox Live and PSN.