Back in June, we asked you all to fill in our “Big Fat CS:GO Survey”
– a delightfully detailed questionnaire on anything and everything relating to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
. We wanted to know about your Counter-Strike history, the time you’ve spent on the beta, what your very first impression was and how your opinion has changed, whether you like the new grenades, dislike the new maps, whether you run too quickly or jump too slowly, and tons and tons of other stuff.
people filled in our survey, and it reached out to Counter-Strike fans on a global scale, being completed by readers from ESEA, Reddit, HLTV, Cadred, Readmore, Rakaka, SK Gaming, Fragbite, ESReality, ESL and GotGames, amongst many, many others.
We’ve spent the last few weeks breaking down the results, and we’ve finally reached the third and final article
in the series! A couple of weeks ago, we took a closer look at the Counter-Strike history of respondents, how their opinion of the beta had changed over time, and what they thought about the basic gameplay of Global Offensive. Last week, we looked at detailed gameplay mechanics, paying particular attention to the maps, guns and models of CS:GO. And today, we’ll be rounding it all off by looking forward, trying to guess what the future of our game holds.
Once again, use the links below to start checking out the data. Have fun, and thanks again for all your help! :-)
So there you go. We kept this section short and sweet, but what does it show us? As the final chart explains, the vast majority of Counter-Strike players would like Global Offensive
to be the next big thing, but they're unsure
as to whether or not it actually will be. Much like my relationship with Emma Watson... we can only hope.
This section was the biggie... tackling the all-important "future of Counter-Strike"
dilemma that has been resting uneasily at the front of people's minds for the last year or so. While most people will
make the move to CS:GO when it is released, and strongly believe that it will NOT
be a flop, they also don't think it capable of surpassing the strong competitive scene that Counter-Strike 1.6
possessed in it's prime. Most respondents do someday see Counter-Strike reclaiming it's throne as the international king of eSports titles... just not with Global Offensive.
So there you have it! Finished, fini, finito! Over the last few weeks we've broken down one of the largest Counter-Strike surveys ever conducted, and now have a much clearer view of how the community really feels about Global Offensive.
But this is where the talking ends. We've analysed, argued, debated and discussed for almost a year since CS:GO was first announced, and the retail release now sits just around the corner. For the first time in seven years, it's time to get started on a brand new version of Counter-Strike, and it couldn't be better timing. Have fun, and thanks for all your help!