Valve were initially planning to launch their new Counter-Strike follow-up game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in closed beta this month but have now announced they are pushing back the launch of their new game after feedback from professional Counter-Strike 1.6 players.
Professionals were invited to play the game and offer their thoughts regards improvements but apparently a lot of crashing within the game has also occurred and pushed the launch back a few months.
“They gave us a lot of feedback on things we should get in the game before we release it, otherwise we’re going to be getting a lot of bug reports or a lot of feedback and it would just be redundant,” – “There’s going to be things we’re going to release it with knowing we need to add more, to do more. But just knowing there’s some feel and some just operating the game issues that need to be resolved first. We want to get those done first.”
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now set for an early 2012 launch. If you are interested in checking out the new game you can see a couple of professional teams putting it through its paces in an hour long gameplay.
Lets hope Valve can sort all the issues without needing to fall back even further.