Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS : GO; a . English – “Counterstrike: global offensive”) – multiplayer computer game developed by Valve and the Hidden the Path Entertainment’s . The last major game of Counter-Strike series of games ; Like all games in the series, she is dedicated to confront terrorists and special forces .
The yield on the PC running the Microsoft the Windows , computers Mac and game consoles, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 , was held on August 21 2012 the year . In 2014 was released on the Linux , and in 2016 – is now available as part of backward compatibility of the program, on the Xbox the One
The first news about the development of the game came with the official announcement – 12 August 2011 the year . The rumors that the company Valve’s , responsible for a series of Counter-Strike games , developing a new part of the game (the latter at that time the main game of the series, not counting the separate versions aimed at an Asian audience was Counter-Strike: Source 2004 ) spread several days earlier .
In the announcement of the game it reported that the developers promise to preserve the foundations of the gameplay the “classic” version of the game – Counter-Strike 1.6 , as well as add new maps for multiplayer battles (among which are remakes of old maps with improved graphics), model soldiers and weapons. Among other improvements expected online table of records and automatic selection of opponents. It was said that the game will be released in early 2012 , and in 2011 it will be shown at exhibitions PAX Prime and Eurogamer Expo . The game was developed for the personal computer with the operating systems Microsoft Windows and the Mac the OS the X , and game consoles PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (where she went online services PlayStation Network and Xbox Live respectively).
Some sites have suggested that the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be based on the latest version of the game engine, the Source , proprietary Valve, in which all of the latest game studios are built; but the official announcement no details relating to the process of the . Several major sites have published “the trailer of the game”, which is actually rewire an amateur (in particular, changed the inscription to the end of the video) trailer the other part, Counter-Strike Online .
Approximately simultaneously with the first news-announcement of the game there were reports that the developers at Valve invited the best cyber athletes playing Counter-Strike for the testing of new parts; One of the testers described his impressions of the working version of the Global Offensive in the small preview, in which he says that “the project is designed on the updated engine Source», confirms the data about new types of weapons, and that the game will be improved and reworked version of the old cards ( “cards looked great, skinnable players and superb animation and weapon models are extremely beautiful”); According to game tester is a working version, but “looks better than some beta-the pre .
August 15, 2011 there were other news regarding the game: it became known that the studio is the Hidden the Path Entertainment’s , collaborating with Valve, intends after Global Offensive deal with updates to Counter-Strike: the Source (in parallel with Global Offensive update), has more details about some of the details of the game process (for example, the monetary system is totally redesigned, new explosives – a Molotov cocktail and a false grenade that simulates weapon shots, knocking down enemy with a brain) .
August 20, 2011 and a few days later, the news began to appear that the developers intend to make a multiplayer cross-platform , but this is only compatible with Windows-based version, the Mac-version and the version for PlayStation 3 ; that is, the owners of the game, playing on the console, and the players that play on PCs, will be able to fight together on the same servers. “We no longer want to share the video game industry to separate from each other islands” – commented on the statement of support for cross-platform game Gabe Newell , Valve’s founder . It was also stated that the version of the game for the PlayStation 3 will fully support the management of the mouse and keyboard (which can be connected to the console port provided by the USB ). Available with standard management consoles and management controller from the controller the PlayStation the Move.
Gabe Newell also criticized the Microsoft , saying the excessive secrecy of the software platform, which does not allow to realize many network functions, including collaboration with other game platforms (It is for this reason that joint game with players of Xbox 360 can not be implemented)  .
August 26, 2011 released the first official trailer for the game, which have been demonstrated graphics (using the latest at the time of the development version of the game engine, the Source ), the gameplay (including the purchase of new weapons menu), maps and weapons .
September 6, 2011 it was announced that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be presented on the game show ” IgroMir 2011 “. The exhibition will be the first time in the world shows the PC version of the game .
September 19, 2011 it was announced that the new game will be available to the so-called “casual mode”. Beginners can play individually; for them the game will be easier, and the weapons will not need to buy .
September 22, 2011 the company Valve has declared that among multiplayer modes are modes Arsenal: Demolition and Arsenal: Arms Race. These regimes were introduced in an amateur fashion Gun Game for Counter-Strike: the Source ; game developers like them, so it was decided to invite the authors of fashion to work on the new part of .
October 1, 2011 one of Valve developers reported that the computer version of the game will not differ from the console .
In early November, the representatives of Valve said that the open beta testing of the game, which is scheduled to start in October, has been postponed due to the desire of authors to work on the game before you display it to the public .
November 18, 2011 the company Valve announced that closed beta will begin on November 30 .
June 4, 2012 at the exhibition Valve E3 ‘ announced Counter-Strike release date: Global Offensive, which is scheduled for August 21, 2012 and the price component for all platforms $ 14.99.
August 8, 2012 is now available for pre-order the game in the digital distribution service Steam . It was also announced that the open beta starts on August 14, but it will be available for those who took advantage of pre-order the game, you have bought it before the official release.
August 15, 2012 Valve in a blog post published comprehensive statistics beta test starting on December 1, 2011 and August 15, 2012.
August 16, 2012 it was announced that all those who pre-order Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, will receive as a gift item from the Team Fortress 2: This item – a weapon for a sniper, made in the form of. The AWP . AWPer Hand ( «Slonoboy”) have received all those who pre-order CS: GO on Steam until 21 August.
August 22, 2012 (21:00 GMT), the release of the game on Steam. On the same day came the first update.
Screenshots of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows® 7/Vista/XP
Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 processor or better
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Video card must be 256 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 3.0
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
Games Size = 4.56 GB
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