A few days ago, the existence of a second installment of the mythical game Counter Strike was discovered in some NVIDIA drivers. This news generated quite an impact, since it is something quite unexpected. Well, now it’s your own Valvethrough his insider programwho would be revealing the existence of CS:GO 2.
If you are a fan of video games, it is mandatory that you have played Counter Strike on some occasion. It is a historical game that was born as a game mod, also historical, Half-Life. It is currently enjoyed by more than 1 million players every day around the world, since it is completely free (well, more or less).
Valve would have the development of CS:GO 2 underway
The surprise comes last week, when someone discovers references to a second installment of Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Specifically, it has been within the code of the latest NVIDIA drivers, something that has not left anyone indifferent. Obviously, neither Valve nor NVIDIA itself have said anything about it, hoping that people will “forget”.
Even if you are talking about CS:GO 2, No has to be a new game, at least, developed from scratch. Many point out that it will not be a new installment, but that the game will be transferred to the Source 2 graphics engine. This is because the reference “csgos2.exe” existed in the NVIDIA driver files. The “s2” would refer to the Source 2 graphics enginehence more than one is spoken big update that of a new game.
We add to this the information given by Richard Lewis, host of The Esports Gospel podcast. He says that several experts with first-hand information that Valve would have one ready new installment of the Counter Strike saga. Apparently, this new installment would be released in fBeta format between March and April. But it goes further, they would have created a secret group of professional players who traveled to Seattle to play the beta version of the new game.
All this is added to the fact that the last “expansions” released for CS: GO have been quite mitigated. The game would have continued to receive season passes to keep up appearances, mostly.
What will happen if a new game is released?
You are most likely wondering what will happen if Valve finally releases this new game and it is not just an update to the current game. This is not the first time this has happened, as CS:GO came to replace the “original” Counter-Strike so to speak.
What Valve did at that time was for both games to share space for a long period of time. As is logical, the original game was losing prominence in favor of the new installment.
There is another approach, which can be clearly seen with Dota 2. The developers ported the game to the Source 2 graphics engine. For a while users could run both versions simultaneously as they wanted. In the end, it was passed to the new version definitively.
Either of the two options are possible, what’s more, the most normal thing would be a macro update, rather than a new game. We must bear in mind that CS:GO is not just the game, we have a huge “black market” of boxes and skins for weapons and characters. This means that, if a new game is developed, all these elements stop working.
It could be the case that you can import your inventory into the new game, but that seems unlikely. The graphical update seems the most reasonable, improving the graphics of all the maps and adding new maps. But hey, we’ll see what happens.