Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta delayed

Posted on Nov 2 2011 - 3:43pm by Thomas Sharp

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s public beta has been delayed after pro gamers of Counter-Strike 1.6 gave feedback to Valve, the game’s developer.

The said professional gamers were asked to test the game first before its release, as they will be able to provide more constructive feedback than regular gamers, estimates Chet Faliszek of Valve.

“They gave us a lot of feedback on things we should get in the game before we release it, otherwise we’re going to be getting a lot of bug reports or a lot of feedback and it would just be redundant,” Faliszek said. “We have no mandate from anybody of when we have to ship this. So we’re more than happy to just keep working on this ’til it’s ready to ship. By the end of this, everyone will be playing the game – it will be the released game that you’re just playing. Then, at some point, we’ll say, ‘OK we’re going to release it.'”

Specific details regarding the complaints are still unknown, but the developer did reveal that the two pro Counter-Strike gamers who tested the game were Ronald “Rambo” Kim and Kyle “Ksharp” Miller.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a Terrorists vs. Counter-Terrorists multiplayer game that features improved versions of old maps and new locales. Valve also said that new game modes, characters and weapons are included. The best part of the new game is the PS3, Mac and PC versions will support cross-platform multiplayer, and the game is said to be a good alternative to Call of Duty.

It was reported that the beta version will include two maps, but the final game will feature 16 maps. Zombie and Deathmatch game modes are also expected after its launch.


via: Eurogamer

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