Valve recently announced that Counter-Strike: GO would feature cross-platform play between the PS3, PC and Mac. What about Xbox users? For the second time, they are being left in the dark.
I thought valve had some sort of special deal with Sony. I'm not sure if that's right or not, but it sure is unfortunate for Xbox users.
not much of an issue because it is how MS does things. A game for the 360 is for the 360 when it comes to 3rd party games. The exception was shadowrun but that was still under the control of MS. The whole drama of "shunned" overblown by those that dont know. Those that do...business as usual.
No, there's no exclusivity deal between them on steamworks and cross-platform play. It's just that Sony is willing to be a little more open with their network than MS is aiming to be.
^^^ can't be explained any better than that Gabe has been trying to force M$ to open up by calling em out. If Gabe wants to get dirty he can simply just start questioning the value of psn vs. xbl. If he starts goin off saying XBL subscribers pay to have less features than PSN users. This might force a hand by M$. but apparently someone at M$ thinks this is a horrible idea.
MS is playing it safe because steam will leave sony network open to more attacks and hacks. Of course Gabe Newell is frustrated and angry at Msft because of it close network policy. Gabe knows that with all the millions of 360 consoles out there this leaves him with lost sales and revenue.
This will force MS to open up. This is why competition is needed. True, but other developers don't have the muscle and force that Valve does. If anybody can make them open up, it's Valve.
agree but i don't think ms will open up there has been other developers complain about ms not being open and nothing ever came out of that.
That's why their name is Valve - they are here to open up Microsoft :)
This is a non issue. If the multi-player is fun on 360, people will buy it. End of comment.
This is an issue point blank. Everyone on Mac, PC, and PS3 will be able to play against each other while Xbox 360 users are stuck playing against themselves. And why? Because Microsoft has such a draconian hold on XBL that they want no one else to use their system and MS are unwilling to budge. That's where MS fails to capitalize on. That's an issue.
@KonaBro I find it funny that the only people that have a problem with this is you ps3 owners, i for one dont care that the xbox verison of the game will be xbox community only online, stop trying to start a fanboy arugement with everything and anything
Valve probably appreciate PSN's more open approach.
why can we all just get along I mean really.. who cares about exclusivity.
Ummm really? This has nothing to do with exclusivity. Microsoft refuses to open up their live service, and because of this, valve can't implement steamworks, which is required for cross platform play.
I know... I was just making a general statement about situations similar to this one. Enough though they don't open there service I understand why. Its easier for Microsoft to keep more direct traffic to them if they don't allow cross platform play.
This is one step closer to the gamer utopia I dream about where gamers of all systems can crossplay together. It's like faction but cooler. Though it would be awesome depending on system of choice, you get some exclusive advantage but still cross play together.
Skyrim DLC Take that,Pendejos
noob, the DLC is limited for 30 days but CS:GO PS3 players will be able to play with PC and MAC which won't come to 360 until Microsoft allow it.
Thanks for taking your time to reply,pendejo
It's not that they are shunned it's just the way microsoft works. If it was Valves choice they would do it.
I guess it sucks to be a 360 gamer by now unless youre only inclined to buy timed exclusive DLC for CoD games lol
Woohooo!!! PS Online couldn't have gotten any better!
Why would you even want cross platform play between 360 and PC? Unless ofcourse you like getting your ass handed to you by someone using keyboard and mice.
that is true ps3 will support keyboard and mouse for this game.
But I bet PS3 will still run the game at 30 fps, which unbearable on a Source engine game with mouse and keyboard.
Why does that even matter to you. It sounds like you're going to get the PC version anyway. Does it bother you other players will enjoy the game just fine even at 30fps? If people care as much as you did, we would all be gaming on the PC right now. Stop hating.
xbox owner here not caring bout playin with pc or mac
It's easy to not care about things you can't do.
who cares lol if anything i would hate to be the PS3 people, gonana get raped by all the PC users with their mouses
PS3 players can use a keyboard and mouse. And if Valve finds that KB + M players are doing better than those using a controller, they can always do something about it.
Yeah, you can. But have you ever played a Source game with a keyboard and mouse that ran at 30 fps? It's awful, I can't imagine playing Counter-Strike with less than 60 fps. And because of this, PC players will still rape PS3 players who have mouse and keyboard.
@Bob I'm not worried. Valve doesn't seem like a dev that would release a game with balance issues that significant.
it's mice not mouses.
Its the internet not an english class
Actually, for computer mouses, it's not mice. Mice is exclusive to the animal.
You can use "mouse" on the PS3 also derp.
I reckon only a small percentage of PS3 users play with a mouse. Against a mouse player, a player with a PS3 controller would need a significant auto-aim to compete. I'm interested in seeing what Valve will do to keep things close.
So exactly how does the affect 360 players? Why should they care?
More players online, much bigger community, and a much more longevity when you combine PSN, PC, and MAC players verses JUST XBL players.
With kind of stuff going on here and kind of stuff that happened at FFXIII going multiplatform i dont think cross-platform would be a good idea.
Wow were soooo gonna get raped by PC players. Looking forward to it lmao.
the source engine really is not that great its outdated but the games are usually fantastic so im guessing even ps3 and 360 can run the game at 60 fps. just all guess work
Why would MS do this anyway after the PSN hack? also you know it will be watered down, how can you have 30fps and 60fps combined, you would have to have another portal just for that purpose, why would PC gamers want to do that? no offense but Gabe needs to just shut up, I don't know who he thinks he is lately but regardless of if MS allows this or not Xboxlive users are still going to buy the game, unless ofcourse they get fed up of hearing Gabe pulling Xboxlive down at every opportunity, this really is not a big deal, just another excuse for the sad cases to have a dig.
Not all systems have to run at the same fps u no that right? And valvr has naff all to do with psn hack why do people bring that up. I mean christ theres more hackers and modders on live than psn and valve services. Tbh i find it quite dissapointing i cant play with my friends on 360. X-format play is a brilliant idea more players better communities . Anyone who thinks xformat is a waste of time is an utter moron.
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