A few days ago, we informed you about the possibility of a new Counter-Strike game. And it appears that NVIDIA’s drivers have indeed leaked this new CS game. Valve has just updated DOTA 2 and this latest update actually comes with some files for Counter-Strike 2 (or Counter-Strike GO Source 2).
Biggest CS:GO leak on Source 2 just appeared in the latest Dota 2 update, there's A LOT, so I'll post everything in threadhttps://t.co/oirycuC0yr pic.twitter.com/7DVq0EPY9X
— ?Gabe Follower 2 (@gabefollower) March 6, 2023
At this point, we don’t have enough information about this new Counter-Strike yet. My guess is that we’re looking at a port of Counter-Strike Global Offensive in the Source2 Engine. At least that’s what the leaked files indicate.
As such, PC gamers can expect better performance as the game will be using a newer API than DX9. We might also see some graphical improvements, though I wouldn’t expect Ray Tracing or anything like that.
According to reports, the beta phase for Counter-Strike GO Source2 will begin later this month. If that actually happens, we can safely the game will come out in 2023 (or in early 2024).
Lastly, I strongly recommend tempering your expectations. Counter-Strike Global Offensive Source2 will be a more polished product than its predecessor. So, if you didn’t like CS: GO, you won’t like CS: Go Source2.
Stay tuned for more!