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What is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive?

Counterstrike: Global Offensive, also known as CS:GO or CSGO, is the latest title in the acclaimed Counter-Strike series of first-person shooters by Valve Software. It uses a modern, updated version of the Source engine and release is estimated for Q1 2012 on the Steam platform. Valve announced CSGO in August 2011 after inviting nearly two dozen members of the professional CSS eSports community to their HQ in Bellevue, Washington to give feedback on the current build of CSGO.

CS:GO Confirmed Features

Note that all of these features are from early alpha builds of the game and are subject to change or removal from the final release. See the sources list below for reference material used to compile this list.

Planned release in Q1 2012
Available on PC/Mac, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3
Matchmaking system
Focus on 5v5 competitive play
Both Defuse (de_) and Hostage (cs_) map types confirmed!
Competitive and Casual modes
Ranked / ladder play for individuals and teams
Dedicated servers
Gameplay has elements similar to both CSConfused and CS 1.6
Classic maps (with both minor and major modifications) include: Dust2, Dust, Aztec, Inferno, Nuke, Train
Molotov grenade: creates area of fire that slows players crossing through it
Decoy grenade: emits fake weapon firing sounds to confuse enemies about your position
Bullets penetrate some walls and objects like CS 1.6
Many changes to weapons, as well as new weapons
Classic gameplay: no ironsights
Beta in September or October (Unconfirmed)

Press Release from Doug Lombardi: "Valve Announces Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)"
August 13, 2011 - Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO).

Targeted for release via Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac) in early 2012, CS: GO will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched exactly 12 years ago (CS beta 1, August 1999).

CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more.

"Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999," said Doug Lombard, VP of Marketing at Valve. "For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS' award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac."

CS: GO is being developed by Valve in cooperation with Seattle-based Hidden Path Entertainment. The title is targeted for release in early 2012 and will be playable at this year's PAX Prime and London Games Festival.

Sources / Relevant Links

Steam forums thread where Valve designer Jess Cliffe confirmed the game and its name
Reddit Q&A with a community member who was invited to Valve to play CSGO
RockPaperShotgun article discussing the pending announcement
ESEA News reports on it as well
Kotaku picks up the story
UnitLost reports on it too
Tweet from player testing the game at Valve confirming Hostage maps
Steam Store page for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Rock Paper Shotgun confirms CS:GO and shows text of Doug Lombardi's press release about it
Hands-on review of CS:GO by ESEA's Torbull (must read!)
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•Planned to be released Q1 2012
•Focuses on 5v5 competition
•Press release within 24 hours from VALVe - Confirmed
•Plays on an updated source engine
•Individual & Team rankings
•New Guns added
•New Grenades
•Dust & Aztec major revamp
•Spamming still viable
•Ammo is free

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