An All New Counter-Strike Came Is Coming To Macs In 2012

An All New Counter-Strike Came Is Coming To Macs In 2012

There’s not much else to know right now, but Valve Software — the AAA game design house behind Portal 2, Team Fortress 2 and Steam for Mac — have just announced an entirely new game in the Counter-Strike series, which will debut on the Mac in early 2012.

What’s Counter-Strike ke? It’s only the team-based tactical ops multiplayer shooter that started the genre. It’s still one of the most popular multiplayer games out there. Let’s just hope that this new game is a Team Fortress 2 style re-imagining instead of a meager update like Counter-Strike: Source.

Here’s the press release:

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO).
Targeted for release via Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac) in early 2012, CS: GO will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched exactly 12 years ago (CS beta 1, August 1999).

CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more.

“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,” said Doug Lombard, VP of Marketing at Valve. “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.”

CS: GO is being developed by Valve in cooperation with Seattle-based Hidden Path Entertainment. The title is targeted for release in early 2012 and will be playable at this year’s PAX Prime and London Games Festival.

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  • Greg Wadden

    I think you mean *Game

  • Andy Murdock

    Double cheek your smell checker! 

  • Chase Hausman

    All New Counter-Strike Came?  *shudder*

  • Lono Pono

    What the duck is sneeze?

  • loopster82

    i just came

  • DaireConstantineOReilly

    Get ready to throw your mac out the window, All over again lol.

  • Lawrence Quintana

    you beat me to the punch

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    [Literacy optional. For amusement purposes only; not to be confused with a genuine source of tech information.]

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  • Jason Tymczyna

    FUUUUUUU- I was going to say that!

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  • Robert Pruitt

    It must have been really excited.

  • Robert Pruitt

    I think the spelfing mistake was an intentional way to trick people into commenting. imo

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    In it, you are instantly killed by Steve Jobs and you have no option to play it again.

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