Announced via an alert on the PlayStation forums recently was the news that PlayStation Plus members would be receiving a free, one-hour long demo of Valve’s upcoming multiplayer shooter, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on PlayStation 3. For subscribers of the service, the demo will download automatically (so long as your system settings are correctly set) overnight on the night of August 20 — the day before the game launches on August 21 worldwide. The demo will time-out after one hour of playtime, but the entirety of CS:GO will be playable — no gameplay restrictions whatsoever, from what’s been stated.
If you like the game after your trial has concluded, you’ll be offered the opportunity to buy the full game outright — priced at a smashing $15.
That said, the PS3 demo is exclusively available for PS Plus paying members and will not be made available on the PlayStation Network Store. If you’re a PC player who pre-ordered through Steam, however, you can actually get to playing right now…so GO!
Pre-order talks aside, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be available for $15 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on August 21.
[via PS Forums]