♦ Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 7 / Vista / XP
♦ Processor: Pentium 4 3 GHz or dual core from Intel 2 GHz or AMD64X2 (or better)
♦ Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
♦ Video: At least 128 MB VRAM compatible with DirectX 9.0 and the technology to support Pixel Shader 2.0b (ATI Radeon X800 or better / NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or better / Intel HD Graphics 2000 or better).
♦ Sound device: compatible with DirectX - 9.0c
♦ Hard disk: 3 GB
WHATS NEW IN GLOBAL OFFENSIVECounter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) is an online first-person shooter based game currently in development by Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment, who also co-developed Counter-Strike: Source. It is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike franchise, excluding Counter-Strike: Neo and Counter-Strike: Online.
EXACTLY WHAT IS THE GAME BASED ON ?
Global Offensive is targeted for release in Summer 2012. It will be available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Xbox 360 via the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network. It will feature classic content, such as old maps, as well as brand new maps, characters and game modes. Also, it will support matchmaking and leader boards. Cross-platform multiplayer was planned between Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and PlayStation 3 players, but was ultimately limited to PC and Mac due to the differences in update frequency between the systems. The PlayStation 3 version will offer three control methods, which include using either the Dual Shock 3 controller, PlayStation Move or USB keyboard/mouse. Like previous games in the series, Global Offensive is an objective based multiplayer first person shooter. Each player joins either the Terrorist or Counter-Terrorist team and attempts to complete objectives or eliminate the enemy team. For example, in demolition maps, often abbreviated "de", the terrorist team is given an explosive to plant at a designated location. The Counter-Terrorists must defend the location until time runs out and if the bomb is planted, defuse it. Global Offensive is planned to launch with demolition, hostage rescue, and a new game mode called arsenal. Arsenal is based on a popular mod for both Counter Strike and Counter Strike: Source called gun game, and made in collaboration with the creators of the mod. Global Offensive, like previous installments, operates in short rounds that end when all players on one side are dead or an objective is completed. Once a player dies they must wait until the round ends to re-spawn in most game modes. Players purchase weapons and equipment with money awarded based on their performance. Completing objectives or killing enemies earns the player money while negative actions, like killing a teammate, takes money away from the player. In addition, when a round ends all players receive some amount of money, with players on the winning team receiving substantially more. Global Offensive adds new weapons and equipment not seen in previous installments, most notably the Molotov cocktail which temporarily covers a small area in fire, making it impossible to pass through without taking significant damage.Global Offensive began as a port of Counter Strike: Source to the Xbox 360 by Hidden Path Entertainment. During the development Valve saw the opportunity to turn the port into a full game and expand on Counter Strike's game play. Global Offensive began development in March, 2010 and was revealed on August 12, 2011. A lengthy public beta testing phase on the PC will precede Global Offensives's retail release. The closed beta started on November 30th, 2011 and will last until Valve feels the community is satisfied with the state of the game. The game's retail release will occur when the beta testing phase has concluded. The beta will initially be restricted to around ten thousand people who received a key at events Valve attended to showcase Global Offensive. After issues such as client and server stability are addressed the beta will open up to progressively more and more people, until the beta becomes open for anybody to join and play. Before the public beta Valve invited professional Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike: Source players to play test the game and give feedback.