According To Reports, A New Counter-Strike Game Is Being Developed & Might Release This Month
March 8, 2023 / By Zunair Tahir / Tech News
According to Rumours, Valve will shortly start beta testing the “CS:GO” sequel.
After more than ten years, Valve is apparently getting ready to reveal a new iteration of its iconic tactical game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Furthermore, a beta release may show up as early as this month. A successor to CS:GO has been under development by Valve for a while, according to esports writer Richard Lewis (via VGC), and it is “almost ready to go.” He claims that the game’s first-person shooter just had a covert playtest inside the studio, attended by a number of professional gamers who travelled to Seattle.
Lewis claims that by April 1st at the latest, Valve hopes to start beta testing the game with the larger Counter-Strike community. One of Lewis’ sources told him, “The key goal is getting this out and then refining it, correcting any issues and bringing it up to the quality people expect from CS.
Regarding enhancements, it is said that Source 2, the most recent version of Valve’s proprietary game engine, would be used behind the scenes in the next Counter-Strike, which will supposedly have better graphical fidelity. Lewis also claims that the game will work with 128-tick servers, bringing CS into line with Valorant and lowering latency.
The matching experience is also believed to have been considerably enhanced by Valve, which should reduce the community’s reliance on other services like FACEIT. When Engadget asked Valve for a response, no one at Valve responded right away.
Although rumor’s about a new Counter-Strike game’s forthcoming release have been circulating for years, this most recent story is more credible for a number of reasons. First off, Richard Lewis, the journalist who broke the news, has a solid track record. In 2015, Lewis revealed that a top-tier professional CS:GO squad had purposefully tossed a match.
Second, his statements are supported by supporting evidence. Early this month, some CS:GO fans uncovered references to “csgo2.exe” and “cs2.exe” in Nvidia’s GPU drivers going back to February.
Although there have long been rumours that a new Counter-Strike game is imminent, there are a few reasons to give this most recent story more credence. Lewis has a proven track record, to begin with. He published a report in 2015 that supported claims that one of the top professional CS:GO teams at the time had deliberately blown a match.
Moreover, there is evidence to back up his assertions. Around the start of the month, a few CS:GO enthusiasts unearthed proof that NVIDIA’s GPU drivers had included references to “csgo2.exe” and “cs2.exe” since February.
According to sources, Valve wants to release and polish the game to satisfy fans’ expectations before starting beta testing with the larger Counter-Strike community no later than April 1st.
According to rumor’s, the forthcoming edition of Counter-Strike will include upgraded visuals due to a shift to Source 2, Valve’s latest in-house game engine. Also, according to reports, the game will feature 128-tick servers, which will lower latency and align CS with Valorant.
Moreover, Valve has significantly enhanced the matchmaking process, potentially lessening the community’s reliance on other services like FACEIT.