Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Coming This Summer Without Cross-platform Play
Not long after Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was first announced, Valve revealed plans to bring cross-platform play to the FPS, allowing console players to exchange lead with PC gamers. Unfortunately, Valve confirmed today that the feature has been axed.
The news is certain to disappoint quite a few Counter-Strike fans, but Valve has a good enough reason for it. Speaking to Joystiq, Valve’s Chet Faliszek said that the decision was made so that Valve could continually update the PC version.
“The beta has proved we want to update not just the beta, but the game itself post-launch frequently on the PC,” 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.”
On a lighter note, Valve also confirmed today that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is looking set to release on PC, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live this summer. No specific release date was given, and this release window is, of course, subject to change.
Are you disappointed that cross-platform play has been axed from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive?