One glance at Tactical Intervention’s epilepsy inducing trailer may remind viewers of Counter-Strike, and there’s a fairly obvious reason why. Minh “Gooseman” Le, who previously worked at Valve, was one of the original developers of Counter-Strike, the team-based tactics mod for Half-Life. Le left Valve (WHY?!) to work on his own project in South Korea, and that project turned out to be a spiritual successor of Counter Strike, but with cars and dogs! Originally, Tactical Intervention was published by OGPlanet, but was shutdown “due to the lack of a large enough fanbase to support the game”. In an ironic turn, Tactical Intervention was just released on Steam.
Published by 1337 Games and developed by FIX Korea (Where Minh is the chief technical officer), Tactical Intervention is determined to be a permanent fixture on the e-sport scene. With the official launch, there have been a few updates. Two new maps, Skyline (Hostage) and Office (TDM) bring the map total up to 11, and two new weapons were added to player’s arsenal.
Originally scheduled to launch in mid-September, the release was pushed to October in order to allow the developers to implement community feedback received during Tactical Intervention’s time in open beta. Hopefully the extra development time was put to good use since the last time we reviewed the FPS it was in serious need of refinement.
Players interested in trying or retrying Tactical Intervention can download the game via Steam now.