Original article by : AFK Gaming
- The idea to develop CS:GO as a new stand alone title came accidentally while trying to port CS:Source over to video game consoles like PS3 and Xbox 360.
- Counter-Strike:GO is the arcade version of CS:GO which is still available on the Xbox 360 store online.
- Read below to find out how you can play CS:GO on gaming consoles like Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
For all those wondering if it is possible to play CS:GO on gaming consoles like Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and more, well the short answer is yes. It is very much possible to play the online competitive shooter across these gaming consoles, but it is not a straight forward process like downloading the game through a website or a client. In order to play CS:GO on these devices, you need to follow certain steps, so it may end up becoming a bit of a lengthy process albeit nothing too complex. So without further ado let’s get started and see how you can play CS:GO on Xbox One, Xbox 360, or a PS4.
How to Play CS:GO on Gaming Consoles
Though Counter-Strike veterans might be aware of this, I am sure the more recent players have no idea about the fact that CS:GO was developed, in an attempt made by Valve to port Counter-Strike: Source over to video game consoles like PS3 and Xbox 360.
This was followed by Valve actually developing and releasing a whole new version of Counter-Strike for both PC and consoles, which is today popularly known as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive more commonly referred to as CS:GO.
But while the PC version took off and has cemented itself as one of the best online competitive shooters in the world, while also being counted among the most popular esports titles to come across, its console version seems to have been completely forgotten.
Lost somewhere in time, with the next generation of players having no knowledge about its existence. Counter-Strike:GO – the arcade version of CS:GO remains untouched and can still be played across various console devices like Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PS4.
CS:GO on Xbox One and Xbox 360
CS:GO’s arcade or console version called Counter-Strike:GO which was released in 2012 can still be played on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. While the game can be directly played on ‘360’, in order to play it on the ‘One’ you have to do it via backwards compatibility, which is honestly quite easy. The only tough part is obtaining the game, so as to download and install it.
Here are detailed steps of how you can go about playing CS:GO on both Xbox One and Xbox 360,