Posted on September 13, 2011, Ben Richardson Valve Releases More Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Info
Gamers have been excited for Valve’s updated Counter-Strike game since it was announced at PAX 2011. GameFront featured some commentary from project lead Ido Magal, but the information continues to pour forth.
In a recent interview with Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo, Magal and Valve employee Chet Faliszek dished on the game’s remastered maps, which center around tweaks to maps like Dust and Aztec, which were heretofore imbalanced. Other concessions to fairness include a “casual” mode that gets rid of the in-game currency spent on refitting between rounds. Magal and Faliszek also revealed that, thanks to the game’s mouse and keyboard support on PS3, PS3 gamers will be in the same matchmaking pool with PC and Mac users.
The two Valve honchos also touted Counter-Strike’s fair, skill-based gameplay, which they claim leads to fewer frustrating “how did I die” situations than other popular FPS’. Audiences will put that claim to the test when they start playing the game early next year.