Valve Cancels Cross-Platform Multiplayer For Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Valve have announced that they will not be incorporating cross-platform multiplayer into their upcoming wartime-shooter Counter Strike: Global Offensive.

The decision was made based on information gathered from a recent beta from the game. It was originally planned that the multiplayer would cross the PC, Mac, and PlayStation 3.

Valve's Chet Faliszek, speaking with Joystiq, stated that one of the main reasons for scrapping the idea was to offer "constant updates for players on the PC and Mac.”
“The beta has proved we want to update not just the beta, but the game itself post-launch frequently on the PC,” said Faliszek. “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.”
Counter Strike: Global Offensive is out this summer for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and Mac.