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[MP1st]Counter-Strike: Global Offensive No Longer Supports Cross-Platform play, Releases This Summer

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Valve has opted to cancel plans for cross platform online multiplayer for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in order to update the game more frequently.

Speaking to Joystiq, Valve’s Chet Faliszek explained that cross-platform play was removed due to what Valve has learned from the beta . Faliszek stated, “the beta has proved we want to update not just the beta, but the game itself post-launch frequently on the PC, 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.”

Valve has yet to pin down a specific release date, but the company revealed that the downloadable title will release this Summer on PC/Mac, PS3, and Xbox 360.
I was really hoping for a cross platform gameplay multiplayer, boo mad.gif
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Nooo..... Cross-plat was the only selling feature of CS:GO. Will pass now, unless its completely amazing (and on sale for like $20).
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Not surprising, consoles have a much tighter quality control, it would mean that updates for the PC would be delayed.

This is actually a good thing for the PC, it means Valve is still very much a PC developer and doesn't want to harm its core market and values.

Besides, we all know that, generally, people playing with controllers can't beat people playing with a keyboard and mouse.
 
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not buying this now.....

Wait if PS3 still has keyboard and mouse support then im fine with this O.o
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Eh...skip.


PS3 players would get owned either way.
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I'm still strongly against cross-platform for shooters so this doesn't come to a surprise to me, but nonetheless it is still bad news for the people who were looking forward to it.
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Nooo..... Cross-plat was the only selling feature of CS:GO. Will pass now, unless its completely amazing (and on sale for like $20).

You must not be a CS player then...

The ONLY selling feature that CS has is that IT IS CS!!!!!

I'll be buying CSGO day1. Been playing cs since it's inception back in '99 wheee.gif
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You must not be a CS player then...
The ONLY selling feature that CS has is that IT IS CS!!!!!
I'll be buying CSGO day1. Been playing cs since it's inception back in '99 wheee.gif


Pretty much true.

I played CS:S when it was at its peak in 2006-2007 or so, and it was honestly a great game.

But...I don't think CS:GO would bring anything new to the series other than a graphical refresh. Which in that case, doesn't really interest me.
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Good news for PC players. No noobs running around on their controller.Man, can you imagine the slaughter-fest. Fun for a while, but then I play cs cause I like a challenge.
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Day one buy for me anyway. Just wish I could get in the beta though.
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