We enjoyed playing the stress test beta of Global Offensive for the past few weeks. All and all the game is coming together great!
Valve has announced that they received some good feed back from the stress test beta and are moving forward.
A recent Chet Faliszek interview with CadRed revealed a few exciting things.
- The next phase of the beta will be coming early next year and we believe it will be in the first half of January.
- The stress test for their servers went well, and they are now working on deployment and documentation stuff. They’ll start a small dedicated servers test with invited third-parties at the start of January. He added “For dedicated servers, the testing has been great to understand server issues and loads.”
– There will be expansion into new maps and weapons “early next year”
- There isn’t currently any TV built into the software, however it will arrive and they will be drawing heavily from the way DotA 2 does it. He explained “We are vague on the TV client only because we are learning a ton of stuff in Dota and are going to be moving that over (or a similar system).”
- He finally added about the methodology of the beta testing “We need to keep the size down and grow slowly as we build out infrastructure and get more testing. So far the early testing has been great, very few crashes etc, but every time we expand it we will want to be looking for issues. And to be clear – since this keeps getting missed – the new beta key distribution in 2012 is not an open beta at first.”
Let’s hope for a few new maps and weapons to test as I’m sure we are all sick of the dust maps. Global Offensive Beta should be well improved in January as well. I’m sure more tweaking to the recoil system and the gliding will be addressed. There are some great discussions and feedback on the CSGO Steam Forum for them to consider.
We can except more csgo beta keys and content in January, see you there.
Here are some random screenshots we took playing the CSGO Beta: