Valve has just announced that the next version of Counter-Strike called Global Offensive will be released on August 21, 2012. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 12 years ago.

CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more.

“Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999,” said Doug Lombardi at Valve. “For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS’ award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac.”

– Players who pre-purchase will receive a 10% discount

– All players who pre-purchase will gain access to the beta on August 14th

– The beta will continue for all current testers and pre-order players until the release of the game on August 21st

You can pre-order CS:GO now on Steam with a 10% Discount, so get it now while it’s hot.

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