Is Valve Releasing A New Counter-Strike Game?

Out of nowhere, there's rumours flying around tonight that Valve is on the cusp of revealing a new game.

It's not Episode 3, but for many, it will be the next best thing: a new Counter-Strike game.

Most of the chit-chat so far is based around testers (and eSports commentators) having very recently got some hands-on time with the rumoured project at Valve HQ.

Its full name is supposedly Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and is due out in Q1 2012. Some of the changes it would be making to the series' tried and tested formula would be new guns, new grenades, revamped maps and free ammo.

Oh, and the fact it'll be running on an updated version of Valve's Source Engine.

We've contacted Valve for more info, and will update if we hear back.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [ESEA News]


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    But but... Where's the tip thank you :P

    Wooooo , there goes my last remaining free time between HON games and LFD2 custom maps!
    Damn you pile of shame!
    Though i'm going to play some more Limbo tonight, that game has atmosphere like no other.

    Good news for PC gamers who are still boycotting Modern Warfare and now refuse to buy BF3 due to mandatory Origin.

    And by releasing a new Counter-strike now, Valve keeps their community happy for what, another 13 years?

      Though I'm not sure if CS is really in competition with those titles. It comes from a time before it was all about being super realistic.

      I'm actually kind of surprised that they would release a new one, I always felt like CS got boiled down to exactly what you want in that style FPS game, and if there's any more you wish for there are the mods. I guess a graphics update is always nice though.

      But the new counter strkie will need a madatory program, and be only avalible to buy in 1 place, wich are the two big things that people don't like about BF3...... So, if you get this, your being a dick.

        There is a slight difference.

        EA treat their customers like idiots and often use DLC as a way to with hold parts of the game for cash.

        Valve honestly love their customers and give countless after release content updates away for free.

          The only difference between EA and Valve is that Valve is a privet company and EA is not. After that, there both trying to sell you stuff. And I think Valve is worse on the DLC front. I mean, 10 bucks for a TF2 hat? That is fucked, and anyone who actually buys them is getting sucked in to Valves system.

          There as bad as each other, and if you can't see that, then your just another blind sheep to the ever-growing list of the 'Valves blind follows' list.
          Always criticise, always debit, always question.

        Rant pretty much covered what I was going to say, but yeah. There's a reason people are still playing CS to this day.

    F2P counter strike. Use real money to buy weapons :3

      No no no no no.... please no.

      Paying $20 off for a balanced game is way better than constant micro-transactions.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counter-Strike_Online

        Ewwwww didn't know that existed... I started playing Battlefield heroes but after a couple months I added up what I'd sunk into that game and it wasn't worth it.... the game would be way better if they just charged a fee and kept the playing field even.

        I hope this isn't the fate for the new CS.

          From the Wiki: Counter Strike Online features some old game modes from the previous Counter-Strikes and new ones: Original mode, Death Match, Team Death Match, Zombie Mode 2, Zombie United Mode, Zombie Mode 3, Challenge Mode, Zombie Survival Mode and VIP Mode.

          How many Zombie modes do they need? lol

          Also, WHERE IS OR VIP MODE DAM [email protected]

    Not the worlds smartest tester......

    I spat my coffee and laughed when I saw your comment.

    Q: Will all my hard earned TF2 hats be usable? If not I will cry (tears of joy).

    More importantly where is my next chapter for Half-Life?

    As much as a big deal this is to millions of people I will still be peed off at Valve if they announce this before announce Half Life 3/Episode 3

    Free ammo? I think CSS already has that...

    YESSSHHH

    I think I speak for everybody who plays CS...

    ...Actually probably not, I speak for myself when I say....

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

      And then they end up going back to CS 1.6 again fr some weird reason.

        I play CSS but to be fair CSS has some major problems. I'm not sure if they're in 1.6 but they've been pointed out numerous times and haven't been fixed.

        Two major problems:
        - You can shoot around a corner if you shoot right next to the corner,
        - The Awp is majorly overpowered.

        Those two problems combined make the game frustrating, and they aren't the only ones.

        So I hope this one is more balanced than CSS.

          AWPS have always been like that. I think they just need to be made more expensive to even it out. Like, make it the same amount as the LMG they have in it, and it should be fine.

    It seems likely that the next Valve game after DOTA 2 will debut their successor to the Source engine. CS and HL are the only two franchises that could fulfil that role.

    If these rumours have substance, I don't think HL fans should freak out too much, since CS:S came out about two weeks before HL2. I realise that was 7 years ago now, but it's still something to keep in mind. Besides, HL3 testing probably doesn't require external testing, so you wouldn't see tweets like this.

    Seriously guys...Episode 3?!?!?! At some point before you need to use anti-ageing special effects on Gordon Freeman.

    I always thought that Valve would bring out Half Life 3 and the next Counter-Strike at the same time in one sweet package :) Thats why they're taking a while making the next Half Life game

    Nice catch Luke, and thanks for giving us some details. :)

    Is Lukes job just to repost Reddit.

    this cant be the "project" the sound recordist went to do? (you know the one who does the voice of GLaDOS and the announcer?)

    unless its got female terrorists?

    It's on Steam now look it up. It has a store page and it was in the news node.

    All the BF3/EA hate. I wonder if in 3-5 years Origin will be what Steam became; something celebrated?

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