Valve Could Be Plotting To Release Counter-Strike 2 On Mobile

Mobile eSports could witness a dramatic shift in the future.

Story Highlights

  • Counter-Strike 2 could arrive on the Android and iOS mobile platforms, according to a recent datamine from Twitter user @aquaismissing.
  • The datamine has shown variables mentioning the mobile platform, which alludes to the prospect that the entry may arrive on portable devices.
  • Source 2 engine has been confirmed to support the mobile platform many times in the past, further strengthening the rumors.
  • The community has rejoiced at the new findings. We suggest taking the datamines with a grain of salt until official confirmation arrives.

Counter-Strike 2 could be slated for mobile platforms, as revealed by a recent datamine through the code by a Twitter user. The leaker dubbed “@aquaismissing” has reportedly dug through the Source 2 engine to discover that it supports the mobile platform. Mobile strings were discovered in the datamine by the user, and the community celebrated the news. Both Android and iOS platforms are said to be supported according to the user.

Valve’s recently announced Counter-Strike 2 reportedly has variables for mobile platforms, which clearly hints towards the arrival of a CS: GO game on devices that support the Google Play Store and Apple Store. However, no additional details were found in the datamines, so it is unclear when a possible mobile iteration of Counter-Strike 2 will release. The new findings are not much of a surprise because Source 2 supports mobile platforms.

The in-development game engine used by Valve, Source 2, has been confirmed to support mobile platforms time and time again. Moreover, rumors concerning Valve bringing its prominent entries like CS: GO have long existed among the fans. Now, they are backed by evidence that alludes to the existence of the Counter-Strike 2 mobile version. Regardless, nothing official about a mobile platform has been stated by the giant conglomerate.

Bringing forth a mobile version makes complete sense for Valve, and it will not be surprising that the team follows through to finally squash the mobile clones that have existed ever for many a year. A Counter-Strike: Global Offensive could fully shift the dynamics in mobile eSports, and we may see the entry expand smoothly over portable devices. Unfortunately, nothing relating to the console versions was found in the datamine.

CS: GO is a highly popular installment that has only appeared to grow over the years. The player base on Steam has exploded in recent times, shattering its all-time record and climbing over 1.3 million users, and this was way before the announcement of Counter-Strike 2. With the recent unveiling of the highly ambitious update, the title is expected to ascend through apexes to shatter even more milestones in the future.

The new engine update is expected to arrive this coming summer, and the tests for Counter-Strike 2 have already begun today. We can expect the mobile ports to come after the global release of the new update. Releasing a mobile version could help expand one of the most well-renowned franchises to a whole new community, which may cause the IP to become more popular than ever before. 

However, we suggest taking the prospect of mobile versions with a grain of salt. The recent datamines could prove to be nothing more than just some attractive and dormant variables in the code. Furthermore, Valve has also not mentioned anything regarding a mobile version in the announcement yesterday. We can expect the goliath company to officially reveal the mobile ports in the future.

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