Valve has revealed that the PS3 edition of the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will feature support for keyboard and mouse controls, as well as the Move motion controller.
The extra control options should help level the playing field for planned cross-platform play between the PS3 and PC/Mac versions of the title, which Valve tells Kotaku it is "striving to include in the game." Valve also included Steamworks-powered cross-platform play in the PS3 version of April's Portal 2.
Though the PS3 supports most standard USB and bluetooth keyboards and mice, Unreal Tournament 3 is one of the only PS3 shooters to include support for the controls, which are preferred by many PC players.
Valve is also striving to open the Counter-Strike experience to franchise novices, with a new "Casual mode" that allows for unlimited weapon purchases, open voice chat between teams and the option to spectate a member of the opposing team after death.
The company will allow players to host their own servers for Counter-Strike: GO, though Valve's own servers will be the only ones that allow for matchmaking based on centrally tracked ELO skill levels.
A PC-only beta test for Counter-Strike: GO is being planned planning for October, with attendees at this weekend's Penny Arcade Expo and next month's Eurogamer Expo receiving vouchers for access.