NewImageCounter-Strike: Global Offensive, the latest installment in the massively popular Counter-Strike series, will be arriving on the Mac on August 21. The game will launch the same day across all four supported platforms -- Mac, PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 --
according to a tweet from Polygon.

The most significant feature for Mac users will be full cross-platform multiplayer between gamers on both the PC and Mac.

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."

There is no pricing information, but the game is expected to be delivered to Mac users via Valve's Steam gaming platform.

Top Rated Comments

TheMacBookPro Avatar
130 months ago
Nice to see more native games coming out for the Mac, rather than just poorly coded ports :)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pakaku Avatar
130 months ago
Traditionally they don't allow that because the aiming with a keyboard and mouse is a much different experience and might allow an unfair advantage for PC users.

It's always adorable whenever I play against someone who insists on using a gamepad in a PC game :)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stuckwithme247 Avatar
130 months ago
I would just pay some money for CS 1.6 on Mac. Will never happy I'm afraid.

Pay some money for Windows 7 on an Intel Mac and you are good to go :-)

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Hope it'll be multiplayer for PC to consoles as well.

I don't think it will be. Traditionally they don't allow that because the aiming with a keyboard and mouse is a much different experience and might allow an unfair advantage for PC users.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JakeK Avatar
130 months ago
AND it will only cost $15 USD!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gotluck Avatar
130 months ago
You'd still get schooled by anyone with a mouse.

Yea, to bad there's no cross platform btw computers and consoles. Consoles would get mopped up :p
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
outphase Avatar
130 months ago
12 years...crap, I feel old:(

I felt the same way when I realized Diablo 2 was that long ago as well.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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