The behind-the-scenes activity surrounding the popular online shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on the Steam database has stirred up dataminers and bloggers who predicted an upcoming port of the game to the Source 2 engine.
Keep in mind that there has been talk of the Source 2 version of CS:GO for several years, but in recent weeks there have been a number of indications that the much-anticipated update is just around the corner.
dataminer Aquarius And Maxim Poletiev (aka Gabe Follower) noted that on March 14th, Valve added the source 2 files and even the executable of the new version of the game to the CS:GO pre-release branch. Changes can be seen on the website. SteamDB.
Also Poletiev informed about hitting the network of possible executable CS:GO files on Source 2 – they were sent to the dataminer by someone from the outside, but the authenticity of the materials confirmed SteamDB creator Pavel Djundik.
All this led Poletaev and the blogger Tyler McVicker (Tyler McVicker) concluded that the CS:GO update on Source 2 is not just around the corner, but already in the nose: “just recently” and during “24-48 hours”.
What exactly the new version will be called is still unclear: The SteamDB executable file is called cs2.exe – which is an abbreviation for Counter-Strike 2. For the same scenario Hints professional player kennyS.
Before the full release of CS:GO on Source 2, it will most likely go through a closed or open beta testing period. The engine change is primarily aimed at making it easier to create content for the game.