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Speculation: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive might be getting a PUBG-like mode

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If you can't beat them, join them? It seems that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive may be getting a PUBG-like mode.

I should state, for the record, that this is entirely speculative of course. However, it's interesting to note especially for Linux gamers since we do not have anything really like PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS and the developer has no plans for a Linux version. I would certainly appreciate something resembling it on Linux, as I do love those types of games.

The information comes from Valve News Network, where they go over a bunch of patches to look at content not yet released. The results really very interesting!

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It wouldn't surprise me at all if Valve did this, as it could bring back a lot of players to the game. It would also of course be open to a much wider playerbase, since Counter-Strike: Global Offensive works on both Mac and Linux. Honestly, it just makes sense. They have a pretty good FPS engine, there's a current type of FPS game-mode that's incredibly popular, why wouldn't they go for it?

It would be interesting, if they went the Dota 2 way of allowing custom game modes, not just an official new PUBG-like mode. However, the content leaked as shown in the video above, does make it very clear that it seems to be some sort of survival mode. This Survival Island map, plus everything that seems to be coming like parachuted supply drops, will make for a rather interesting update—if it comes that is.

What are your thoughts?

Thanks, VG24/7.

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Eike 18 December 2017 at 2:27 pm UTC
mirvSo....deathmatch on an initially large map. Meh.

I think an important part is the shrinking sphere inflicting damage. It all boils down to a small part of the map (the place of which is not initially known) - and even down to zero if nothing happens for some minutes in the minimal space.
silmeth 18 December 2017 at 2:34 pm UTC
Eike
mirvSo....deathmatch on an initially large map. Meh.

I think an important part is the shrinking sphere inflicting damage. It all boils down to a small part of the map (the place of which is not initially known) - and even down to zero if nothing happens for some minutes in the minimal space.

So deathmatch with limited time (and place, in a clever way, but still, just limited time/place).
abelthorne 18 December 2017 at 2:37 pm UTC
Eike
mirvSo....deathmatch on an initially large map. Meh.

I think an important part is the shrinking sphere inflicting damage. It all boils down to a small part of the map (the place of which is not initially known) - and even down to zero if nothing happens for some minutes in the minimal space.
And the survival aspect overall: unlike a classic deathmatch game like Quake 3 or Unreal Tournament, you don't respawn in PUBG; when you die, it's over. So, there's more tension, more stress, more strategy, more skill involved. And more luck, unfortunately.
Eike 18 December 2017 at 2:47 pm UTC
If you don't know PUBG, I think you should watch a good Let's Play.
It does cause quite some tension I think. (And I didn't even play it, just watch... )
Geppeto35 18 December 2017 at 3:11 pm UTC
mirvSo....deathmatch on an initially large map. Meh.

same feeling for me: Rly? deathmatch on an initially large map?? O.o
Already I'm bored to wait for the end of the rounds in CS ... in such a game, I would go crazy. Unreal-Tournament-style is perfect for me: you die? you re-appear in the max. 5 seconds in base, full stop! No time to waste my life waiting for pro-gamers to finish their round of hide and seek :-P
Moreover, no collective goals and team actions in PUBG? Can you propose temporal alliance to other player(s)? or only "all against all"? ... What the interest in that case to play against other humans on the web? Opponents could be bots with different skills. AI is bad to collectively build something with human and adjust with other biotic intelligence to reach a common goal. In pure competition "all against all", AI can do the job.
I need to try it to understand, but not a that price and not on windows :-DD
Eike 18 December 2017 at 3:15 pm UTC
Geppeto35Already I'm bored to wait for the end of the rounds in CS ... in such a game, I would go crazy.

Good additonal motivation not to die.

Geppeto35What the interest in that case to play against other humans on the web? Opponents could be bots with different skills. AI is bad to collectively build something with human and adjust with other biotic intelligence to reach a common goal. In pure competition "all against all", AI can do the job.
I need to try it to understand, but not a that price and not on windows :-DD

I guess the motivation is to beat real humans. Someones crying at his computer. ;) And humans act more interesting than AIs.
madpinger 18 December 2017 at 3:20 pm UTC
That whinny git will be claiming he needs protection for his IP and you shouldn't be able to do such a thing :p
Grifter 18 December 2017 at 3:24 pm UTC
I had hoped Epic would have ported Fortnite to Linux by now, I'd rather have Fortnite than pubg. But Epic seems completely and utterly against this =(
Zelox 18 December 2017 at 3:33 pm UTC
oh god yes plz! But I would rather see valve make a new game for this and not stick with a game mode in cs:go


Last edited by Zelox at 18 December 2017 at 3:36 pm UTC
Leopard 18 December 2017 at 4:09 pm UTC
abelthorne
LeopardWhat about H1Z1 King of the kill , Arma 3 Battle Royale mode?
They were standing there long before of PUBG.
Well, Brendan Greene (PlayerUnknown) was also the creator of Battle Royale mods for DayZ and Arma 2 (then ported to Arma 3). H1Z1 King of the Kill came out after his mods became popular. So, one could argue that he created that kind of gameplay, PUBG being the professional version of his previous attempts as a modder.

But in any case, a game concept can't be copyrighted. He can complain as much as he wants on this, he's basically yelling at clouds. (*insert Simpsons reference here*)

Yep , with his logic id Software should be complaining about all FPS games being copycat of Wolfenstein or Doom.
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