news\ Mar 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Valve explains dropping Counter-Strike: Global Offensive cross-platform play


Valve has changed its original plans to offer cross-platform play for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, abandoning the idea of allowing users on Windows/Mac systems, PS3s, and Xbox 360s.

The company, which is co-developing CS:GO with Hidden Path Entertainment, has decided to drop the cross-play functionality in favor of more frequent PC updates for the game.

"The beta has proved we want to update not just the beta, but the game itself post-launch frequently on the PC," Valve's Chet Faliszek told Joystiq.

"To do that we need to separate the platforms so one doesn't hamstring the other. So for that, we have removed the idea of cross-platform play -- essentially make all platforms stronger by not mixing them."

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