CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). Moreover, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and a lot more.
“Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise once the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world right away after its release in August 1999,” said Doug Lombardi at Valve. “For the past 12 years, it has always been among the most-played games worldwide, 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 now 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 Eurogamer Expo.