Stubborn 1.6 players. (majority)
This is the reason why it failed.
my other question is regarding the competitive scene. 1.6 and CSS teams switched over to GO because "that's where the money is these days". but if the stats are correct and GO is the least popular CS game, will this be the case for much longer? it seems to me like if less people play GO then there is/will be less demand for tournaments which should result in less prize money, no?
based on the numbers, it seems evident that the time wasnt right for valve to develop a new CS, because people are obviously happy with what they currently play (whether that be 1.6 or CSS). because of this is seems like there are two things that could happen to the pro-CS scene:
A. pro teams migrate back to 1.6. this may sound crazy, but the numbers indicate that 1.6 is still the most popular CS version
B. the pro CS scene ends entirely due to a lack of interest
you cant determine financial state base on current players and peak today.its about how many copies they sold.
and 1.6 will not be back(atleast major tournaments).thats for sure so probably if csgo will fail on competetive level,pro CS scene will die
On the contrary, Watson.
Since it's release date CSGO barely left top 10 best sellers on Steam, so I calmly deduced that CSGO is a financial success.
It is simplicity itself my dear Watson. :]
Imo let's wait 1-2 years and let's see what happens. If the game stays shit then obviously you see the game dying ;)
Do you know how big of a distribution platform steam is ? Have you any idea of the the number of games they sell everyday ? CS:GO has been in top 10 sellers since release. Financial failure? Keep dreaming.
At least they sold quite a few copies via a digital distribution service so they must have earned quite a bit from the sales.
Initially I felt that CS:GO would appeal to a lot more of the pub players rather than the competitive scene. What's happened however is that tourneys have picked it up early on, hoping for it to be a competitive game while it's kinda still failing.
At first wasn't the idea of CS:GO being a console port of CS? imo they should have just left out the idea of making a new competitive PC game and left 1.6 as it is :D
Another post like this? Wow this kids just don't stop.
Pls compare stats with first months of 1.6 to first months of GO not like, 12 years old game vs something new.
btw. 1.6 has a legendary status so it's hard to compare it to anything.
Some people don't know the meaning of the world failure