Rumors have been swirling for some time that Valve is upgrading some of their older games, such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, will be getting a redo in the Source 2 game engine. Well, evidence has continued to mount that Valve is fixing to give Counter-Strike: Global Offensive a Source 2 overhaul.
Originally, back on February 5th, 2020, the Valve News Network did a near nine minute video about the possibility of the game running on the Source 2.
However, it looks less like rumor now that more details have surfaced. According to TalkeSport.com, there was a recent update where Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that clocked in at 12MB. The update supposedly enabled some of the features from the Source 2 that was used for Half-Life: Alyx.
This included some improved lighting, reflections, and anistrophic filters. However, it also supposedly caused stuttering that resulted in a lot of negative feedback on the forums, prompting Valve to acknowledge and fix the issue.
But this led some others to believe that the update was more than just a mistake, with timeisbutawindow speculating that this could mean an overhaul coming for the game in the near future.
There’s no hard proof at the moment that the game will get a Source 2 upgrade, but it doesn’t seem unlikely either. Valve did also port Dota 2 over to the Source 2, so it would stand to reason that with Half-Life: Alyx getting the Source 2 treatment, why not Counter-Strike: Global Offensive?
I guess we’ll find out in the coming months if Valve will go through with it or if they plan on lollygagging with some tests here and there, baiting gamers like like fish in a glass-covered pond with worm bait sitting on top.
Given that Artifact failed miserably and Half-Life: Alyx is only playable by those with VR headsets (for whom there are just a scant few), if Valve was actually interested in reviving interest from real gamers, they would have to invest some actual time and effort into Source 2 projects. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive might not be a bad way to go about it.