news\ Oct 31, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Counter Strike: Global Offensive Beta Delayed


It appears as if Valve's planned October beta for Counter Strike: Global Offensive, will not happen.  After getting feedback from professional Counter Strike 1.6 players, Valve has decided to delay the release.  According to Eurogamer, professionals were invited to playt eh game and offer their thoughts.

"They gave us a lot of feedback on things we should get in the game before we release it, otherwise we're going to be getting a lot of bug reports or a lot of feedback and it would just be redundant," Chet Faliszek said in an interview.

"There's going to be things we're going to release it with knowing we need to add more, to do more. But just knowing there's some feel and some just operating the game issues that need to be resolved first. We want to get those done first."

Faliszek didn't reveal when the closed beta will begin, but did say around 10,000 people will be invited to participate when it does happen.

"The biggest thing of those first 10,000 is we have to look at percentage of crashes. You can argue with us on bullet-spray patterns and all kind of things, but crashes? There's really no argument for that. It shouldn't be happening."

"That'll drive the beginning," he continued. "Eventually it will be open and everyone will be playing it; there will be no barrier to entry. We just need to keep building it slowly," he continued.

CS:GO was announced for an early 2012 launch, but this delay will most likely push the release back even further.  "And then when does it end?" Faliszek asked of the beta. "When the community tells us. It ends when it's ready.

At launch, there will be 16 maps: eight classic maps and eight Gun Game maps.  New modes like zombie and deathmatch are said to be added post-launch.

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