Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (abbreviated as CS:GO) is an online tactical and first-person shooter developed by Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment, who also maintained Counter-Strike: Source after its release. It is the fourth game in the main Counter-Strike franchise.

Counter Strike Global Offensive was released on August 21, 2012, and made available for Microsoft Windows and OS X on SteamXbox Live Arcade, and a US-only version on PlayStation Network.[1] The Linux version was released in September 2014.[2] It features classic content, such as revamped versions of classic maps; as well as brand new maps, characters and game modes. Cross-platform multiplayer was planned between Windows, OS X and PSN players,[3] but was ultimately limited to Windows and OS X because of the differences in update-frequency between systems.[4] The PSN version offers three input control methods, which include using either theDualShock 3 controller, PlayStation Move or USB keyboard/mouse.