Counter-Strike creator's next game launches March 28

Minh Le's first-person shooter Tactical Intervention releasing this month; open beta to begin March 14.

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Counter-Strike creator Minh "Gooseman" Le's next game, the free-to-play shooter Tactical Intervention, will launch March 28, publisher OGPlanet announced today.

An open beta for Tactical Intervention will be held March 14-25 in the lead up to the game's full release.

Like Counter-Strike, Tactical Intervention is a competitive shooter pitting terrorists against peacekeepers. Gamers can take part in deathmatch, Hostage Rescue, and VIP Escort gametypes. In addition, a variety of real-world weaponry used by counterterrorists and insurgents alike will be available to players.

Tactical Intervention will also include a number of different vehicles, with drivers and riders alike able to spray bullets at their enemies.

For more on Tactical Intervention, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

72 comments
Caldrin
Caldrin

So the counter strike creator is back with err well counter strike?


Halloll
Halloll

Because as we all know, nobody plays counter strike 1.6 anymore because of graphics, right.

keyb0red
keyb0red

dear devs.

have you guys considered releasing this for tablets?

cos, you know the graphics looks like something the Samsung Galaxy or Ipad 2 & 3 could run without breaking a sweat :)

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

If they beefed the graphics to today's standards - then they'd lose a huge chunk of their player base.  Not everyone keeps up with the latest graphics cards every six months.

Joe295159
Joe295159

Don't fool yourselves, graphics ARE important. With that said... those are actually good enough.

chechak7
chechak7

is this DX8  WTF graphics is this ......see BF3 or COD 

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

So now it is proved that CS was developed by asian developers..

EatShanna
EatShanna

I thought this was dead. 

I'm glad it's not, we need a new shooter with a higher skill ceiling/learning curve like CS, that hasn't been mastered by pretty much everyone. 

I used to be a hardcore CS player but getting back into the game is too much of a chore, most of the community has been playing for years and never allowed rust to accumulate.

commanderxp90
commanderxp90

I can't wait to play that new game for F2P. F2P is for the win. :p

ligerplease
ligerplease

Really looks innovative! Like the part in the trailer where you're actually in a ffffing car chase.. sweet, nice how they intgrated that into multiplayer. Can't wait to start Tactictally Intervening on some d-bags.  : D 

_yuriy_
_yuriy_

Looks efing great. And tossing the shield when you're done with it made me lol.

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

anyone else think the graphics look actually pretty decent for what it tries to be :O

genjuroT
genjuroT

Last beta was a blast. A lot of mechanics most or all fps games don't have

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

1) the amount of bitchiness in the comments is TOO DAMN HIGH

2) the graphics could look better, but then again the source engine can be run by a pizza box at   this point so fair enough

3) gameplay does look fun

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

Just signed up,and who give two shits about the graphics? FUN used to count with games and this will have.

CoUGHB
CoUGHB

I forgot all about this game. It looks like great fun tbh. I hope my PC can handle it.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Looks like a lot of fun and it'll run on a basic PC set up.

I bet it's a hit.  Wonder how it'll make money though?  In game advertising, pay for guns/maps?

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

Looks interesting, but I cringed when it said he earned EXP.

Pheonix_38
Pheonix_38

I agree the graphics are quite sub-par. But Counter-strike has never been about graphics and more about gameplay. I'll wait till I play it to judge it.

leandrro
leandrro

9 years old Souce engine again????? when is it gonna stop???!! WHEN??!!!!!!!

macaque12
macaque12

Holy crap, most of the comments are about graphics, what do graphics add to games nowadays?! We see dozens of forgettable games with stunning visuals, in the core experience of enjoinment, what does that really add? It's been a while since a real AAA game came around, and the most respected out there, didn't got their position 'cause of the way they look.

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

Looks pretty decent, but what's with the graphics? It looks pretty bad...

Deadpool-n
Deadpool-n

The car chases look like they will be a lot of fun regardless.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

Everyone will pass it off as another run-of-the-mill free-to-play second-rate Counter-Strike clone(of which there are literally dozens)... which is ironic given who created this game.  I'm sure it will play as such too, even if CS's creator helmed the game.

keyb0red
keyb0red

the graphics makes me LOL

DownHill911
DownHill911

Just run the final version through CryEngine 3 and you'll sell millions.

Sameo
Sameo

@MatrixGamer78  This has been known since day 1, minh comes from simon fraser university in vancouver bc and this mod even includes a transit station from the area. 

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@MW2ismygame True.  Counter Strike was always about the gameplay anyways, graphics were irrelevant.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

@stage4saiyan Yea, that part bugged me as well.  Maybe that's for ranked play or something.

HADES2001
HADES2001

@leandrro once every person on the earth is gonna be able to afford a 1000+$ gaming PC the source engine will die out till that time some poeple will be nice and give low system req. games

Parthunax
Parthunax

@macaque12 Look, it's all about the gameplay we get it. Why not play with good graphics while we're enjoying the gameplay? Graphics matter too.

leandrro
leandrro

@macaque12 yeah, thats why they made battlefield 3 looking as good as minecraft

leandrro
leandrro

@Ultra_Taco its source engine, it will run at 150 fps in a 40 dollar video card LOL

HADES2001
HADES2001

@keyb0red go back to your call of duty franchise boy who knows someday they might announce VEHICLE WARFARE and call it inovating and new 

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

@DownHill911 The game runs that way for a reason.  Easier engine to run on a basic PC means more will play it.  Doesn't take a rocket science to see that.

HADES2001
HADES2001

@Parthunax ok smart guy why dont you make a AWESOME gameplay game AND good graphics.. till that time that you know how much work both cost please stop talking about this subject

DownHill911
DownHill911

@Sevenizz @DownHill911  

Problem is that what you call  basic PC, I would call pointless PC.

Reasons: Even consoles can produce better graphics.

If used as non-gaming PC you pretty much have machine size of old TV (cube-brick shape)  with performance of tablets from 2014(I hope)

PCs evolve too fast, you are better of selling it on ebay and add some cash for new one  rather than keeping until it's value is 0 and becomes only burden which takes too much space.

IF you think about how CS source looked like when released, this is like going back in time.

joshmonus
joshmonus

@HADES2001 Ya a text based first person shooter, ur such a fucking idiot.

HADES2001
HADES2001

@joshmonus @2bitSmOkEy @MW2ismygame then we would have a awesome old school text based game.

BECAUSE UNLIKE YOU i am old enough to remember those games, where i bought a game on a 5.25 inch floppy and got a book with it wich the game kept refering to for the story line.

And those games had more dept into them then most games now even more then f****** skyrim