Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will allegedly feature a new 'casual' game mode that will simplify the game mechanics.
According to a hands-on preview published by Kotaku, the game will feature a game mode to accommodate casual players, which "removes the in-game money restrictions on which weapons and items players can buy".
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the first title in the series to receive a multi-format launch, coming to PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 early 2012.
Responding to criticisms, project lead Ido Magal explained Valve's intentions of "homing in" with the release.
"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 [game] where everyone is equally matched."