Valve has opted to cancel plans for cross platform online multiplayer for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in order to update the game more frequently.
Speaking to Joystiq, Valve’s Chet Faliszek explained that cross-platform play was removed due to what Valve has learned from the beta . Faliszek stated, “the beta has proved we want to update not just the beta, but the game itself post-launch frequently on the PC, 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.”
Valve has yet to pin down a specific release date, but the company revealed that the downloadable title will release this Summer on PC/Mac, PS3, and Xbox 360.
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