Valve Announces Counter-Strike 2, But No Sign Of An Xbox Release Yet
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Valve's long-running team-based shooter series Counter-Strike will be getting a new entry this year in Summer 2023 titled Counter-Strike 2. This one is a little bit different, as it's going to be a "free upgrade" for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive owners.

At the moment, PC is the only platform the game has been confirmed for, but Counter-Strike games have been available on Xbox since the original generation, so there's always a chance of a console release. CS:GO is also still available on Xbox's marketplace.

Counter-Strike 2 is described as being the largest technical leap forward in the series' history, with overhauled and upgraded maps, new lighting, "hi-def" visual effects, improved audio, and more.

Valve has released three videos so far covering the new smoke grenades, moving beyond the tick rate and detailing the map improvements. On PC, there's also a "limited test" currently taking place, but it's invite only and based on certain player requirements.

If we hear anything about a console release, we'll let you know. Would you be interested in seeing this next generation of Counter-Strike on Xbox? Comment below.