Will Counter-Strike: GO get a sequel? Beta already in March?

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from Karsten Scholz
There are currently hints circulating online that Valve could soon start a beta phase for the successor to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

When it comes to the most successful and popular games of the last decade, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has to be at the forefront somewhere. The free-to-play tactical shooter from Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment was released on August 21, 2012 and is known to trace its roots back to the Counter-Strike modification that was developed for Half-Life at the time.

And although CS: GO is already so many years old, the online shooter is one of the day after day most played and financially most successful games on the distribution platform Steam. With 1,378,447 simultaneously active Steam users worldwide, the developers were even able to celebrate a new record in the last 24 hours. Only PUBG has ever peaked higher on Steam (five years ago, the Battle Royale title had 3,257,248 active Steam users online at the same time).

CS:GO: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the PC Games video test

Is there a sequel to CS:GO?

With such numbers, does it make any sense for Valve to release a successor in the near future despite the old age of CS:GO? There are currently hints circulating on the internet that a second “Global Offensive” part will not only be announced shortly, but that the beta could start right away. The discussions in the rumor mill started when insiders like Gabe Follower 2 discovered unknown executable files named “csgos2.exe” and “cs2.exe” in the new Nvidia drivers.

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A short time later, the journalist Richard Lewis confirmed on his websitethat the rumors are true: “Anonymous sources familiar with the game’s development have informed us that a new version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (buy now )is on the way and that it has been in the works for some time. The new version will almost certainly appear under the working title “Counter-Strike 2” and the tentative release date for the beta is said to be in March, at the latest April 1st.


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