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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Cross-Platform Play Dropped

Based on beta testing of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve is dropping plans to support cross-platform play in the upcoming multiplayer shooter, reports Joystiq. "The beta has proved we want to update not just the beta, but the game itself post-launch frequently on the PC," Valve's Chet Faliszek tells them. "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."

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7. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Cross-Platform Play Dropped Mar 6, 2012, 14:00 Yosemite Sam
Esoteric wrote on Mar 6, 2012, 10:31:
I really don't think it's a m/kb vs. controller issue at all, as they've addressed that in past interviews. Bascially it's a non-issue since people would be ranked on their ability, regardless of what system they're on. So really good console players would be going against mediocre PC players.

The patch reason makes much more sense, just look at TF2. If they wanted to update CS:GO as much as TF2, it would be a logistical nightmare to do it on consoles and their patching process/verification system. And since a lot of it would be balance-oriented, it would hamstring the PC side while waiting for the console patches to go through "customs" all the time.

Yup, they pretty much just said dont expect the same kind of support for the console version of the game. Or what they could be doing is using the PCs easy patchability for many quick little updates and once they have a whole bunch of stuff ironed out they release the console patch as one big one.
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