CS:GO – No More Cross-Platform Play

Valve’s intentions for the game have run into service limitations that will inhibit cross-platform multiplayer. Perhaps mirroring the issues with the Team Fortress 2 console launch, Valve’s strive for continuous updates to their games may create problems for PS3 owners via PSN restictions, causing the developer to nip cross-platform play entirely:

“The beta has proved we want to update not just the beta, but the game itself post-launch frequently on the PC. 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.”

That’s the official reason. We here all know the truth: Valve does not wish to see the PS3 players become cannon fodder as they are mercilessly slaughtered by the gun-toting raving lunatics that are PC gamers.

The game will launch this summer.