EuroGamer 2011: Valve Explains Why You Should Give CS: GO A Shot

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September 30, 2011

By Andrew Burnes

At London’s EuroGamer Expo Valve has been on hand to demonstrate Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the third major iteration of the world’s most played first person shooter. Constantly at the top of Steam’s activity chart, Counter-Strike 1.6 and Counter-Strike: Source have commanded the attention of gamers worldwide for many years, and so CS: GO takes everything that Valve has learned to create a more refined, balanced, and accessible game.

Representing CS: GO at EuroGamer was Chet Faliszek, one of Valve’s senior staff and a lead writer on the Portal and Team Fortress titles.

“We consider Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to be the best version of Counter-Strike,” says Chet. “Counter-Strike has been around for twelve years, it’s been the top tactical shooter for those years, twenty-five million people have played it, and it’s a lot of data to go back and look at; things that work and don’t work, and we’re using CS: GO as the platform where everything that works is going to be in the one product.”

Chet had a lot more of interest to say, so even if you’ve played Counter-Strike before and didn’t like what you saw, check out the interview and see if his words persuade you to give Counter-Strike: Global Offensive a shot when it launches in beta form on Steam in the not too distant future.