To begin the onslaught of PAX prime 2011 news, this morning we were graced with the presence of an entirely new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive trailer. Valve’s new Counter-Strike project announces its existence in the market by showcasing new maps, weapons, cross-platform play, and a ranked matchmaking system.
According to a hands-on with Kotaku, the title is attempting to bring in more players via a casual mode that will allow plenty of money to spend on whatever equipment they may need between rounds. This mode will also differ from the traditionally included competitive mode by allowing cross-team chat, as well as the inclusion of spectating the enemy team.
Check out the trailer after the break.
Now, this isn’t much of a change from the original options within Counter-Strike: Source servers, but the inclusion of a competitive mode also means that Valve will open its very own dedicated servers for the ranked matchmaking – an element of persistence that Counter-Strike has never had. Of course, players will still be able to open up their own servers in regular Counter-Strike fashion
With the title set for release next year, the beta in October, and an entirely new trailer for PAX, it’s only natural that Valve has decided to make the entire series 75% off on Steam. If for some insane reason you don’t already own Counter-Strike in one form or another, now is the time to buy it.
Of course, with the many tradeshows happening this season, expect to see more Counter-Strike: Global Offensive from us at Piki Geek.