CS:GO 2 Might Launch In March 2023
Online rumors say that a new version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive may come in March 2023 after a report from eSports journalist Richard Lewis.
According to Lewis, video game publisher and developer Valve invited several professional players to test the upcoming game at its HQ in Seattle, Washington.
If these rumors prove true, the new version of CS:GO will arrive more than a decade following the release of the original version.
What are the potential features of CS:GO 2?
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an online first-person shooter and a major eSports title. Around 500,000 to 750,000 people play it monthly.
According to Dexerto, the player count can reach roughly one to 1.2 million players online during peak hours.
On February 26, 2023, It broke its all-time record player count after reaching 1,354,348 concurrent players.
A series of global eSports events called the Global Offensive Intel Extreme Masters features CS:GO.
According to Statista, it reached a peak viewership of around 1,122,020 in 2022. However, many people have been complaining about the lack of updates to the game.
Richard Lewis’ sources explained that Valve has been busy developing CS:GO 2, so it wasn’t addressing issues with the current version.
His sources allegedly said, “The big priority is getting this out and then polishing it, fixing any bugs, and bringing it up to the level people expect from CS.”
The new version of the game will reportedly have an improved matchmaking system. The current system tends to match inexperienced players with experts.
More importantly, Lewis said the CS:GO 2 will use the new Source 2 engine. As a result, it could improve optimization and graphical fidelity.
That upgrade could make it difficult for gamers with low-end PCs to keep playing. Still, Valve has been committed to accommodating players with everyday gaming rigs.
The eSports journalist’s sources say Valve asked a group of professional players to test the game, so it was “about ready to go.”
Online rumors say that Valve will release a new version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive this month.
However, we have yet to see how it would affect the future of CS:GO eSports. Will the new version replace the old one, or will they run on separate servers?
We would have to wait for the final launch of CS:GO 2 to confirm these details. In the meantime, keep up with the latest trends by reading more articles from Inquirer Tech.
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