Valve is definitely putting the effort into bringing its well-regarded FPS franchise up-to-date with upcoming PSN title, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. We’ve already reported that the game is coming with PlayStation Move support, mouse and keyboard options and cross-platform play, but now we’ve found about one of its actual gameplay modes: Arsenal Mode.
Arsenal Mode is more commonly known as ‘Gun Game’, which was created by a team of modders for the original PC version of Counter-Strike. Valve has brought in this mod team to work on Global Offensive to ensure that its implementation is even better in this version than in the PC original. The project leader of this mod team, Michael Barr, recently had this to say:
We are excited that Valve reached out and is working with us to ensure Arsenal Mode is the best version of Gun Game.
If you’re not familiar with the Gun Game mod for Counter Strike, or haven’t played it’s updated iteration featured in Activision’s massively popular title, Call of Duty: Black Ops, it’s an online multiplayer mode where every player starts off with the weakest weapon in the game. With each kill, the player is rewarded the next — slightly more powerful — weapon on the list. Every kill continues this climb up the weapon ladder until the most powerful weapon in the game is acquired. The first player to land a kill with this weapon of ultimate power — also known as the knife — can commence their bragging rights, as victory is theirs to claim.
This frantically fun mode is a welcomed addition to the game for us and the fact that this mode alone will net eight mode specific maps, as well as two separate gameplay modes, makes us think that the upcoming game will likely be packed with modes and features. For the time being this is a great start so far, and we’ll continue to bring you any news about this exciting upcoming release as soon as it appears.
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