Counter-Strike headed to PS3

Counter-Strike, the game that started life as a mod for Half-Life, is about to hit PC and consoles early next year.

The latest title in the series, Global Offensive, will be available as download-only over the PlayStation Network and that other service on that other console. As it’s developed by Valve, it’ll of course be on Steam too.

There’s no doubt CS is a great online FPS, but how will it fair up against the marketing powerhouses that are EA and Activision? I’m sure it’ll be a solid game but can’t see it denting any future Battlefield or Call Of Duty sales figures.

Here’s what Doug Lombardi had to say:

“Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will expand on the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched exactly 12 years ago.

“Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999.

“For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, 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.”

Written by Raj Mahil

Game collector. Journalism graduate. Batman addict. Movie goer. WWE nut. Sports obsessive. Arsenal fan. Sub-Editor.

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