As we know already Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is available in the Beta stages for Pro gamers and invited guests as of early October. Casual and competitive modes will be available in the new game and a whole host of other toys for us to gaze upon. Multi-Platform is an unwanted and wanted feature for Valves new headliner. Personally I welcome the chance to play against PS3 and Xbox 360 players, while us PC players can show them how its done. Although a lot of source players aren’t too happy with the fact this will be the norm, they are sure to get used to it.
Valve have perfected the graphics for the new game, and you can clearly see it looks miles better than what source does now. Improved models look smoother, frighteningly real and give an overall boost to the look of the game. Some players wont care about how it looks and will be more interested in what other new features will be included. Guns wise, Valve have included a new heavy machine gun, a new rifle, shiny new pistols and a new shotgun that has been adapted to close range encounters. Modelling of the new guns look immense as you can see in the picture above with the M4. They look bulky and real along with being a realistic size. Maybe we’ll see more players forgetting about the boring AK’s, M4′s and Deagles that are used almost exclusively by every source player these days. We can expect the introduction of Molotov cocktails($850 they cost in-game) and new decoy nades which when thrown will emit sounds of gun fire, the latter being pretty interesting to say the least.
Map’s have basically been reinvented when you see the above picture of Cs_Office, you just don’t recognise it at all. De_Dust has been revamped and laid out in a more competitive style to bring back the days of hundreds of servers playing exclusively Dust instead of the boring De_Dust2. There are new maps included within this exciting new Counter-Strike and they look really impressive to the eye. We wont know for sure what they play like until we can get our hands on the beta ourselves.
With dedicated servers and built-in leader-boards sure to make an impact, I’m really looking forward to the release of this game. It’s looking like it won’t be a disappointment when we make the move across from Counter-Strike: Source. For now all we can do is speculate and take the word of anyone who leaks any information, and only those who have got there hands on the beta will be able to do so.
Have a look at the trailer, it sure does look amazing. Be sure to let us know what you think of Valves new showpiece in the comment box below.