Valve Corporation, the creator of the renowned Counter-Strike franchise, has recently filed a trademark for CS2, indicating that the development of Counter-Strike 2 might be on the horizon. While rumors have been circulating for a while now about a potential sequel, the recent filing suggests that the game might be closer than we think.
The rumors about a possible Counter-Strike 2 game have been circulating for a while. Fans have been speculating about the possibility of a new Counter-Strike game for some time now, and this latest CS2 trademark filing certainly adds fuel to the fire.
Valve Corporation Files Trademark Application for CS2
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been around since 2012 and has been running on Valve’s original Source engine, which has been in use since 2004. However, with Dota 2 has already received an upgrade to Source 2 in 2015, it’s not surprising that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive might be next in line for an upgrade or an entirely new game.
Although the details about the game remain scarce, the trademark filing for “CS2” contains a related properties section that lists two other trademark numbers that match with the original Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO). These trademark patents were filed on March 14, indicating that Valve is indeed working on something related to the Counter-Strike franchise.
Will Counter-Strike 2 Be a Reality Soon?
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As of now, it remains unclear whether Counter-Strike 2 will be a brand-new game or an upgrade to the existing CS: GO. However, the trademark filing suggests that Valve is working on something related to the Counter-Strike franchise. Valve has not yet confirmed any release date for the new game, but the filing indicates that the company is working on it.
It is also uncertain whether Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skins will carry over to the new game. Nevertheless, Valve’s CS2 trademark application covers entertainment services, including the provision of online video games. It is, therefore, likely that the new game will be an online multiplayer game, similar to the original Counter-Strike and its sequel, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.