Much anticipated Counter-Strike Global Offensive Beta delayed

Valve, who announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for PC, Mac, and consoles, have delayed the release of the highly anticipated beta. Based on feedback from early access previews, the developers of the game plan on improving the “feel” of the game before releasing a beta.

“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,” Valve stated.

Valve plans on working on the game to improve its “feel” as well as improve numerous bugs that were reported from the early access preview of the game.

Once Valve feels that the game is ready to be tested, the company will invite more than 10,000 beta testers to participate in the testing. Once initial bugs and features are addressed, Valve plans on releasing a public beta.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is due for Windows (via Steam) in early 2012 and will have an updated version of classic maps, as well as some new maps. The game will also have new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leaderboards, new characters, and new weapons.

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