As some of you might know, Valve is currently handing out (more like giving away) beta keys for DOTA 2. But for those not into the whole Multiplayer Online Battle Arena type of games, there is sad news for Valve’s other upcoming game, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Talk has surfaced that Valve has delayed the release of the CS:GO beta, citing continuing input from the various professional gamers Valve asked to preview the most recent build of the game. A recent interview with Chet Faliszek, one of the members of Valve, stated that:
“There’s going to be things we’re going to release it with knowing we need to add more, to do more. But just knowing there’s some feel and some just operating the game issues that need to be resolved first. We want to get those done first.”
Faliszek, talking to pro-gamers Kyle “Ksharp” Miller and Ronald “Rambo” Kim, told the two that there will be an initial planned “closed” beta upon which 10,000 gamers will get invited to. Those 10,000 will test for crashes, bugs, glitches, errors, and provide critical feedback important to the early stages of the beta. Afterwards, Faliszek states that the beta will be “…open and everyone will be playing it; there will be no barrier to entry. We just need to keep building it slowly.”