Sunday, April 22, 2012

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Will Be "Slightly" Moddable


With the upcoming release of the next Counter Strike, Global Offensive, sources say that there will be a software development kit (SDK) available that is set to be released to the public three months after the actual release of the game itself. Reports say that the SDK will limit users to only modifying and creating maps, and nothing about the weapons, skins, etc.

Although, some good news is that the SDK will come with a number of maps that were in Counter Strike 1.6 but didn't get included in the 1.6 successor, Source. The kit is currently being developed by Mike Durand himself, who is a Valve veteran, so give a big round of applause to Mr. Durand.

In a podcast with Seven Day Cooldown, co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell said that the company successfully integrated both 1.6 and Source into Global Offensive, as he adds, "...unless the beta testers are blowing smoke up our ass."

What disappointed me is that you'll only be able to modify/create maps with the SDK, so no cool weapons mods or any other great mods that could make Counter Strike more epic. Although, I think that Valve will think about it after they release the kit, as I sense that demands for more expanded modding powers will grow. Just take a look at the previous Counter Strike games, thousands of mods were created for the enjoyment of the players, ranging from maps to complete gameplay changes. We'll have to find out later when the SDK gets released.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be "targeted" for release during the Summer of 2012 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Mac.

p.s.  Will be changing the blog's format, trying to find a new template

20 comments:

  1. I'm not really into CS lately, but this game will have all my attention for sure.

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  2. Sounds pretty interesting!

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  3. I use to play a lot of 1.6 and CSS so this will be interesting. Thanks for the update.

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  4. I need my raging bull skin for the deagle though. Make it happen valve

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  5. It's one of those 'must play' games for me

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  6. It's always a good thing when developpers give some freedom to the players, but I admit that if we could mod weapons and skins it would be awesome.

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  7. Slightly modifiable!! It should be completely moddable!

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  8. good that they will be given SDK also

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  9. cs is awesome, i should install it again

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  10. At least it will have some mods :)

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  11. I haven't played CSS in forever...

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  12. Wow...haven't thought about CS in so long lol

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  13. I bet you people will find a way around it. But at least you'll be able to make maps etc.

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  14. Aw too bad I don't play FPS anymore. I don't have the time. What a shame.
    But if I ever did have the time, I would definitely play more.

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  15. Well the limitations of modding are disappointing but I am glad to hear there are maps going to be included. I have not played it yet so I don't know about the integration but I remember reading about pro teams saying it was junk. I guess I will have to play it my self to see if I like it at all. I love playing source so hopefully this will be good as well.

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  16. looking forward to play this :)

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