Counter Strike: Global Offensive: Valve ‘Learned From Half Life 2, Team Fortress 2’
Valve has learned lessons from it’s existing games that will help improve Counter Strike: Global Offensive, according to boss Gabe Newell.
Talking about the in-development shooter today, Newell told NowGamer: “I’d say it’s a pretty varied experience. We’re taking everything that we’ve learned from Team Fortress 2, Half-Life 2 and even DoTA 2 now, and applying that to Counter-Strike.”
Due for release next year, CS:GO will launch on PSN, XBLA and – of course – Steam and is touted to “expand upon the team-based action gameplay” the series is known for.
“We haven’t seen Counter-Strike on consoles since 2003, so we invited lots of the pro players to Valve and we asked them what they liked best about Counter-Strike 1.6 and Counter-Strike Source,” Newell explained. “So we’re planning to take the best of both games and make it better.”
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