Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the third part of the series, has been announced for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, PC. This latest instalment intends to expand the team-based gameplay using new game modes, maps and weapons.
Almost immediately after it’s release in August 1999, the original Counter-Strike became the most played online PC action game in the world. Even after 12 years at the top, it has continued to be one of the most popular games in the world, with the franchise selling over 25 millions copies. The series has also headlined several gaming tournaments across the world, and continues to do so.
The game is due for release in early 2012, meaning that eager fans would have waited 8 years for a sequel toCounter-Strike: Source, which was released back in 2004.