Get set, Counter-Strike fans– it appears like a brand-new variation of CS: GO– perhaps called Counter-Strike 2– might be en route.
As there’s been no official word from Valve, Steam, or anybody else for that matter, all we can do today is chalk this as much as either an error, a scam, or a funny misconception. If a current NVIDIA leakage is proper, nevertheless, and executable files called “cs2” and “csgo2” have actually certainly been found, a beta might introduce as quickly as later on this month.
Alongside a curious tweet from kept in mind Counter-Strike leaker @gabefollower, which revealed the curious additions to the NVIDIA motorist upgrade, reporter Richard Lewis has likewise stepped up to validate that “a brand-new variation of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [is] on its method” and reckons it is “likely set to be launched under the working title of Counter-Strike 2”.
Lewis likewise presumes that “the tentative release date for the beta remains in this month of March with April 1st at the outdoors”.
Other sources state the cs2.exe discovered in the NVIDIA drive is “old and unimportant”, ensures gamers “your skins are safe, no different video games are being made”, and states a Source 2 video game is “a genuine thing”.
” I’ve got relatively dependable details that Valve has actually been checking CS: GO on Source 2 with the aid of third-party QA business in the United States and EU given that a minimum of early December,” gabefollower included. “I can’t verify this 100 percent, however it’s good enough to share.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, there’s a little confusion about what the video game will– or will not– be.
“It will not be [a] brand-new video game, it will not be Counter-Strike 2, it will not be even a rebrand, simply CS: GO Source 2. And your skins are great, they will be offered in a brand-new variation,” gabefollower included (thanks, Win.gg).
And it’s not as if Counter-Strike’s appeal is subsiding, either; CS: GO’s just recently broke its all-time concurrent PC user peak … 11 years after it released on Steam.
The shooter -which has actually been around in one type or another for over 20 years at this moment – just recently exceeded its own concurrent record, striking an all-time peak of 1.3 million gamers simply last month.