Counter-Strike 2 trademark suggests new game in the works

Counter-Strike has been on PC store shelves since 2000 and has seen several updates over the past 23 years, including new games and content for one of Valve’s most important titles. The most recent entry, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, has been here for almost 11 years; it has seen several updates itself.

Earlier we mentioned that Global Offensive recently had Source 2 moved to its Pre-Release branch. Interestingly, a “Left 4 Dead 3” name was found within that code, and again, while that’s not confirmation that a third Left 4 Dead will become a reality, it’s odd to find in a Counter-Strike build nonetheless . Earlier this morning, information actually surfaced that Valve had seemingly filed new trademarks related to Counter-Strike, and of those, Counter-Strike 2 is in the group. Twitter user Aquarius tweeted about this, and you can check it out below.

Given that these trademarks were filed four days ago, the same day as our last coverage of Counter-Strike and Source 2, it only seems more realistic that Counter-Strike players might see a brand new item or massive title update that changes Global Offensive in a brand new game. For now, though, we’ll have to see if this culminates in a new entry, as that hasn’t been confirmed or denied by Valve yet. It also begs the question: Since Global Offensive is free, and in the event that Valve makes a completely new Counter-Strike product as a separate entity from Global Offensive, will it be a paid game?

Oddly, a completely new game doesn’t seem to be the case, as Aquarius has come back in fairly recently and tweeted updates to CS:GO’s registry. You can check out the new registry changes in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive below.

As it stands, it looks like a substantial engine update is the course of action Valve will eventually take. That said, a substantial engine update can make things run much better, or break several parts of the game that may need patches. When that engine update rolls out to the public, more information will likely be made public.

As for the information presented to us here, we’ll have to find out what Perfect World and Valve have in store. This story is currently in development and we will provide updates on the status of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as available. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is available exclusively on Steam and is completely free to play. As always, we advise our readers to treat this information as a rumor until an official announcement is made.

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