Feeding into the recent rumours of a sequel to Counter-Strike being on its way, a new trademark filed by Valve indicates that the idea is more than just a rumour. Spotted by PCGamesN, Valve submitted a trademark application in the US for something titled ‘CS2’, which, going by other moves by the company, would strongly imply a Counter-Strike 2.
The trademark application is also linked with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, going by the trademark filings on the US Patent and Trademark Office website.
An earlier report indicated that Valve is on the verge of announcing Counter-Strike 2, with a launch slated for either late March or early April. Valve itself is yet to make any official announcement for the game.
What a sequel for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive would entail is currently unknown. The lack of concrete information on Counter-Strike 2 could mean that it is anything ranging from just an upgrade to Global Offensive‘s engine, to a full-fledged sequel built up from scratch.
If a Counter-Strike 2 is indeed on its way, stay tuned to read more about the rumoured sequel.