While players were originally looking to get their Counter Strike fix in October, the planned closed beta for Counter Strike: Global Offensive has been delayed to address some feedback from invited game experts. The group of players that were invited to get their hands on the early version of the game relayed concerns to Valve’s development staff regarding the game.
Chet Faliszek of Valve acknowledged the gamers’ concerns and said the issues would be resolved before the game went any further. No release time was announced, but we do know that 10,000 players will be invited to the closed beta when it does finally launch. It will grow from there to test the stability of the servers and infrastructure. To answer any anxious gamers that are waiting on the game, Faliszek stated “We have no mandate from anybody of when we have to ship this…at some point we’ll say, ‘Okay, now we’re going to officially release it.'” Translated to gamer language: “Calm down, nerds.”