Counter-Strike: Global Offensive launched on the PC/Mac and PlayStation 3 yesterday but PS3 users in the EU were left in the cold after the game failed to materialize on the PlayStation Store in their region. The US PlayStation Store got the game as expected but questions were raised as to why CS:GO was not available in Europe when Valve had announced a released date of August 21st for all platforms with the Xbox 360 version to follow the next day.
The comments section of the EU PlayStation Blog has been overrun with gamers asking where Counter-Strike was but they remain unanswered, as there are no regular staff members present to reply. A statement was issued by Sony to Eurogamer but it doesn’t really shed much light on the absence of CS:GO:
“Unfortunately Counter-Strike has not been made available on the European PlayStation store today, and we apologise to those of you who were looking forward to playing it. We hope to resolve this issue as quickly as possible, and will let you know if the situation changes.”
So all we know is the game isn’t there when it should be and we have no idea why that is the case or when it will eventually turn up. Hopefully Sony will shed more light on this soon.