Valve announced a new CS game called Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The game is slated for early 2012, it will arrive for the PC, Mac, PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms but will only be available via digital distribution.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will feature new maps, characters and weapons, according to the press release. It will deliver updated versions of classic Counter-Strike content too, such as de_dust, as well as new features such as leaderboards and matchmaking.
No plans for monetising the game have been announced, leading us to speculate that Global Offensive may continue Valve's push into the free-to-play market. Our expectation? Hats.