Counter-Strike's anniversary celebration announced in China – game turns 25 years old

Today, June 19, Counter-Strike celebrates its yet another birthday – exactly 25 years have passed since the game's first beta version release.

On this occasion, Perfect World, the publisher of CS in China, has revealed a large-scale celebration of the game's anniversary. The preliminary announcement of the event contains hints about a new operation.

The first version of Counter-Strike was released on June 19, 1999 as a mod for Half-Life. In 2000, Valve bought the rights to the game from its creators Minh Le and Jess Cliffe (the company hired them as developers). A full-fledged release of Counter-Strike as an independent project took place on November 8, 2000.

In 2003, Valve released Counter-Strike 1.6, while in 2004 – CS: Source. In 2012, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was launched.

On June 17, exactly one thousand days have passed since the release of the latest operation Counter-Strike under the name Riptide. According to data-miners, the launch of the new event will be dedicated specifically to the game's 25th anniversary.