There's a Tactical
Intervention Preview on IGN
revealing the next project from Minh "Gooseman"
Le, co-creator of the original Counter-Strike. The article fills us in on
Gooseman's recent history, including his time with Valve working on
Counter-Strike 2, which ultimately did not work out, him living in his parent's
basement for a while to reduce overhead as he worked on his next game, and the
South Korean investor who helped push the project into high gear. They also
profile Tactical Intervention
, his new game, describing a shooter that
shares some gameplay elements (and a graphics engine) with the original
Counter-Strike, as well as the elements that address some of the problems with
CS, specifically described as "snipers, camping, and waiting." As for Minh, he
says: "It's very much a what have you done for me lately attitude now," he says.
"And I haven't done anything for a while." This will change soon, as Tactical
Intervention will soon enter beta, and is said to be "likely to be released by
the end of this year." Update:
It's been pointed out that while the
article says "On the surface the new game very much resembles Counter-Strike in
appearance; both games run off the same engine so the graphics haven't
progressed much," the screenshots look like they use the Source engine, which is
the engine for Counter-Strike: Source, not the original Counter-Strike.