CS:GO to tie fanbase of Source, CS 1.6
It’s still not Counter Strike 2.
Valve hopes to bring the massive fanbases of Counter Strike: Source and Counter Strike 1.6 together with Counter Strike: Global Offensive, by “melding it into a product” that appeals to both sides of the same, insanely popular, coin.
“A lot of Counter-strike: Global Offensive is taking Counter-strike: Source and Counter-strike 1.6 and melding it into a product that every side likes and also expanding the base by putting it out on the consoles,” Chet Faliszek told Kotaku.
Rather than playing accommodating to anything and everything, Valve, in it’s typical fashion, will narrow down the boundaries to deliver a product that is satisfying to both the communities as well as the console players.
Counter-Strike: GO has this kind of objective of homing in. We’re taking that competitive experience that’s very hard to organize in Counter-Strike: Source… We’ve taken that and let everyone experience the fun of a five-on-five where everyone is equally matched,” said project leader Ido Magal.
“The product doesn’t span all of Counter-Strike. Counter-Strike is zombie mods and all these different things. This is more narrow.”
Faliszek chipped in further in the interview, once again reinstating that CS: GO is not CS2.
“Counter-Strike 2, at least internally, we think about as something different,” Faliszek added.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive is scheduled to be out for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 for next year. That’s non-Valve Time.