It looks like speculation about how PlayStation 3 owners will fare against the dedicated PC community of Counter-Strike players in Valve's upcoming Global Offensive can stop. Joystiq reports that, according to Valve's Chet Faliszek, the cross-platform support originally announced last year will no longer be included.
Over the course of the closed beta test of Global Offensive through Steam, Valve eventually realized the need to update each version of GO separately on each platform took priority over a system where PS3 and PC players could headshot each other with AKs. "The beta has proved we want to update not just the beta, but the game itself post-launch frequently on the PC," Faliszek told Joystiq. "To do that we need to separate the platforms so one doesn't hamstring the other."
Is there any chance cross-platform play might eventually make it into the game later on in the development process? According to Faliszek, "the beta gave us data for the need to update more frequently Ã¢â‚¬â€œ if it settles down [cross-platform play] might happen, but that is a big might and not something we are planning on."
The closed beta test of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was recently given a large update, adding in more maps and weapons you can see in the videos below.