After several rumors and leaks, Valve finally announced Counter-Strike 2, a new version of its acclaimed game. It will use the company’s Source 2 engine and will replace CS:GO this year.
However, new information found by a dataminer indicates that the game may also have its mobile version and reach Android and iOS.
Counter-Strike 2 was one of Valve’s biggest announcements, as it was focused on producing hardware, like the Steam Deck, or updating existing games. Journalist Richard Lewis had gotten exclusive information about the game, while one user found references to NVIDIA drivers.
Now, IGN India has published information discovered by dataminer Aquaris in the Source 2 code. Apparently, a part indicates that Counter-Strike 2 will also come to mobile devices, according to the user.
Since Source 2 supports iOS and Android, Counter-Strike 2 Mobile might actually be a real thing 😳 pic.twitter.com/SJi8GZMawJ
— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023
However, it is not possible to know if Valve is testing something or if it really considers releasing the game for Android and iOS. With Riot Games planning a mobile version for Valorant and Call of Duty dominating the mobile gaming industry, it wouldn’t be hard for Counter-Strike 2 to arrive as a strong contender.
Currently, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of Valve’s most popular games. The user base stood at 1.3 million players on Steam shortly before Counter-Strike 2 was announced. The game was released in 2010 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but never made it to other consoles.