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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive loses cross-play

A lot can change in six months. As of last summer, Valve had planned to offer cross-play for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on the PC, Mac, and PS3. But based on what it's learned from the beta, Valve has decided to strip the functionality in favor of offering constant updates for players on the PC and Mac.

Majin-vegeta4468d ago (Edited 4468d ago )

WTF no!!!!i wanted to play against pc players and get owned who cares about K/D :D.

@Sony i agree but it still would have been nice to have the option either way day one.

ATi_Elite4468d ago (Edited 4468d ago )

I totally wanted to pwn consolers so bad that they committed samurai suicide but I understand and would rather have Valve's constant updates!

Team Fortress 2 receives constant updates and the game is totally awesome to play therefore Counter Strike GO will be just as awesome and the game has such a large and dedicated community that It's only right for Valve to keep focus on it.

SilentNegotiator4468d ago

Apparently, that wasn't an issue with the beta testing, because if balance was just absolutely horrible, they would have cut it for that reason first.

Sorry, elitists, but your fantasy obviously didn't play out here. Console players didn't get "totally pwnzered!!"

SonyNGP4468d ago

Does not affect me in the slightest.

LOL_WUT4468d ago

I have never played this game i just hope its better than socom 4.

camel_toad4468d ago

Haha counter-strike will always be on a much better level than socom. Socom is for people that never got to play counter-strike.

Jobesy4468d ago

What?!? CS and Socom couldn't be more different.

Ot, it's a shame, I wonder what brought about this decision.

mugoldeneagle034468d ago (Edited 4468d ago )

I actually started on SOCOM, then went to CS then back to SOCOM before Combined Assault & Confrontation came out and pretty much ruined the series.

The two are too different, other than waiting out a round if your killed...Idk where that comparison came from.

As for no crossplay, that's a bummer man. I'll still pick up the game when it's released without question but that was definitely a main selling point for me

Also OP, almost anything is better than SOCOM 4. What a terrible entry into the series :(

BattleAxe4468d ago (Edited 4468d ago )

Combined Assault didn't ruin the series. I honestly don't get why people like you feel that way. The gameplay was kept exactly the same, only they introduced larger maps, vehicles and 4 player co-op. The maps were still brilliantly designed, but just on a larger scale. Besides, don't tell me that you didn't like finding the secret sausage and hearing your character say "Mmmmm Spicy!". Confrontation ruined things with all of the technical issues and by changing the character movements. I hated the run button, and I just really felt like the game became too sluggish.

As far as comparing Counter-Strike goes, Its nowhere near as good as the Socom games on the PS2. I will give credit where it is due and say that it is one of the more tactical team based FPS games out there, but the maps are far more simplistic, and you have far fewer weapons to choose from. Also, Socom relied far more heavily on tactical gameplay than Counter-Strike ever did. CS is more of a corridor sniper camper shooter with simplistic maps.....but since Socom has really divebombed over the past couple of games, I'm actually looking forward to CS:GO despite the series weeknesses.

Veneno4468d ago

both CS and Socom are hardcore as Hell!

LOL_WUT4468d ago

I agree with you i was just saying i hope its better than socom 4. I don't know why i got all these disagrees..

Nozzle4468d ago

"Valve has decided to strip the functionality in favor of offering constant updates for players on the PC and Mac."

What about the PS3 version the....if you can't do cross platform online then surley because of steamworks they can update the PS3 version aswell.

Valve please don't announce things then find out you can't go through with them.......just like the whole L4D/L4D2 thing

fluffydelusions4468d ago (Edited 4468d ago )

Maybe because it's 40k per patch on PSN/XBL and CS/L4D etc gets patches nearly daily lol. Valve would be broke...

NiKK_4194468d ago

Yeah, but I don't think it costs to patch with an in-game option. So that's one thing they could do... Maybe, I'm not really sure about all that.

Looks like I might have to buy the PS3 and PC version. Wanted to play with PSN friends.

OC_MurphysLaw4468d ago

Interesting... So the question to ask, is this really an issue of "functionality" and ease of implementation? Or... given the rumors around Valve making some kind of play for a PC "console" is this Valve pulling back the reigns and trying to position their games to be best on their system for when it launches in the future? Conspiracy? ;-)