An extensive beta has been announced for Valve to fine tune the game. For those that have already received their keys, Keys which have been handed out at recent gaming events like PAX Prime and the Eurogamer Expo will make it onto Counter-Strike: Global Offensive closed beta early in October.
Valve’s Chet Faliszeck told The Reticule that they’re planning to grow the beta in the coming months, and he hopes everyone will have a chance to play by the end of the year.
Even though we all know that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is releasing on the console aside from the PC, many console owners are hoping for a beta. Valve revealed that the beta will not arrive on the consoles and will be exclusive on the PC.
With CS: GO edging closer to a public beta, Valve’s Chet Faliszek told us a pricing model was still undecided.
“We’re not really talking about price, or what form it comes in yet. But our goal is to get on with the beta, and make the best possible game we can. Pricing is a talk we’ll have to have later,” he said.
Valve intends to scale players into the beta that haven’t yet received a key as they rollout and continually update the game. Counter Strike: Global Offensive is set to launch in 2012 for PSN, XBLA, and PC.