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New Counter-Strike Game Without Cross-Platform MP

You probably recall when Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was announced. Of course, a lot of people were looking forward to the game's much touted cross-platform multiplayer feature. According to a story posted by the folks at Joystiq, that particular feature of the game is no more.

"The beta has proved we want to update not just the beta, but the game itself post-launch frequently on the PC," Valve's Chet Faliszek said. "To do that we need to separate the platforms so one doesn't hamstring the other. So for that, we have removed the idea of cross-platform play -- essentially make all platforms stronger by not mixing them."

Oh well, what can you do. Moving swiftly on.

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MoCus Mar 06 2012, 07:52 am EST
you can't beat the mouse + keyboard combo :)
toasty Mar 06 2012, 08:08 am EST
Its been proven a few times now the last thing i read about it they put the best console gamers against so so pc gamers and the pc came out on top by a big margin.
  MoCus: the fluidity of aiming with the mouse is hard to comp…
Cheddar Mar 06 2012, 10:32 am EST
It was always a fantasy that was never gonna become practical reality. Having gamepad players compete against mouse players in a shooter would be like taking a boxing match and tying one of the fighter's arms behind his back. Automatic mismatch, regardless of skill.

Anyway, CS:GO honestly looks and plays like a bargain-bin game. And this is coming from someone who played Counter-Strike from version 1.0 till Source. As if the archaic gameplay wasn't issue enough, the animations and models are also just far too clumsy and awkward looking. It's really obvious Hidden Path is making this game and not Valve.

I mean, the player-models seem to be animated using real life motion-date from some painfully nonathletic and overweight developer on Hidden Path's staff -- I don't know how else to explain why the characters run like the fat kid picked last at recess, waddling along with toes pointing out at 45 degree angles.

Counter-Strike doesn't need yet another remake (but this time with radial menus, gasp!)... it needs a genuine, modern-generation sequel.
  micahpharoh: You have to remember that in real life these guys are…
Cheddar: Mere carry-weight doesn't make your natural gait comp…
Breedy_Mcfluff Mar 06 2012, 05:29 pm EST
Goddammit, Console vs PC gamer arguers! Shake your dicks; this pissing contest is over.

If the game's shooting mechanics work exactly like CSS, and it probably will, the game ain't even worth it. Shoot behind the guy or two feet left of the player's head and you can still get a kill.

Cross-platform is a waste of time anyway. Until it can be handled in a more simple manner: fuck it.
im_stardust Mar 06 2012, 05:57 pm EST
I'm sure they canceled multi-platform because mouse+keyboard wins.
Rondo Mar 06 2012, 06:53 pm EST
Ok fine, although I was looking forward to it, its not happening.... Fine! But where's the bloody PC version?!! "Early 2012" is almost over
GrgoljBlaster Mar 07 2012, 02:12 am EST
They've recently announced that they'll release it during summer


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