If you are familiar with the PC video game since the early 2000s, you will surely know Counter Strike: Global Offensive, or more commonly called CS: GO. Valve’s first-person shooting game has been very successful and that, as soon as it released in 2012. In this Facts, we come back to details that you probably do not know.
A return to the sources
At the base released in November 2000, Counter-Strike is a multiplayer shooting game for the first person who made themselves known to many players their first LANs. Unlike the FPS of the moment like Unreal Tournament or Quake III Arena, Counter Strike tried to anchor his universe in the real, including conflicts in the Middle East. We then find a game where two teams compete: the terrorists, against the anti-terrorists. The goal is simple, terrorists must place a bomb at a specific place, and their opponents must prevent them. Designed as a multiplayer mode of Half Life, Counter Strike is based on the engine’s engine, GoldSRC, a modified version of the Quake Engine ID Software. In 2004, it is already the renewal, Counter-Strike: Source points the tip of its nose by offering the player the same principle, but taking advantage of improvements related to their brand new engine: source. A powerful motor that propels the gaming scene on PC. Improved graphics, particles in all directions, and technical stability at the cutting edge of technology. It was in 2012 that Valve decides to restore a beauty to their multiplayer flagship game, by offering Counter-Strike: Global Offensive . Always under the source engine, developers add new weapons, a better matchmaking system and graphics up to date. Counter Strike: Global Offensive is born, and still remains popular today.
A craze still importantly
With a game that crosses several generations of players, a well-balanced experience and above all a very important scene of modders, it was obvious that Counter Strike is propelled in the games most played in history. CS: GO has seen a peak of more than one million players, the highest record ever recorded on Steam. At a time when we write these lines, more than 600,000 players compete on the game. Beyond the inherent qualities of the title, it’s the whole valve sharing policy that encourages players to play in Counter Strike. Indeed, thousands of mods, personalized parts, and various activities are offered by the players via the Steam Workshop. A way for valve to retain even more of its players, but especially to gener more money with the paid skins system.
To discover even more in depth Counter Strike: Global Offensive, we invite you to look at our Facts, the chronicle that returns to the surprising facts of the video game.
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8 minutes ago
I played hundreds of hours on the first versions and up to source but at the exit of Go I had to take about thirty hours and basta, and there I resettled there a month for a Pote who had never tested, we played an evening and finished. This is no longer what it was, the game is far exceeded by other competitive fps. When we see that the excellent valuing is more than 14 million players, the 600,000 CS players are pale.
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