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Speculation: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive might be getting a PUBG-like mode

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If you can't beat them, join them? It seems that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive may be getting a PUBG-like mode.

I should state, for the record, that this is entirely speculative of course. However, it's interesting to note especially for Linux gamers since we do not have anything really like PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS and the developer has no plans for a Linux version. I would certainly appreciate something resembling it on Linux, as I do love those types of games.

The information comes from Valve News Network, where they go over a bunch of patches to look at content not yet released. The results really very interesting!

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It wouldn't surprise me at all if Valve did this, as it could bring back a lot of players to the game. It would also of course be open to a much wider playerbase, since Counter-Strike: Global Offensive works on both Mac and Linux. Honestly, it just makes sense. They have a pretty good FPS engine, there's a current type of FPS game-mode that's incredibly popular, why wouldn't they go for it?

It would be interesting, if they went the Dota 2 way of allowing custom game modes, not just an official new PUBG-like mode. However, the content leaked as shown in the video above, does make it very clear that it seems to be some sort of survival mode. This Survival Island map, plus everything that seems to be coming like parachuted supply drops, will make for a rather interesting update—if it comes that is.

What are your thoughts?

Thanks, VG24/7.

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fjorgemota 2 January 2018 at 3:00 pm UTC
fjorgemotaIt's normal, as the game was not ported for the engine yet (I expected this to happen yet in 2017, but probably it will be finished in Q1 2018). =P
Yeah, I meant I forgot that Source 2 was a thing at all, as after being loudly announced for Dota 2, it kind of fell into oblivion.

AFAIK −and besides the CS:GO port that has yet to come− there hasn't been other games apart from Dota 2 that use it, right?

(But I'm sure it will be a great engine for HL3 when it comes out in 2091, just after the release of Star Citizen.)

According to the official Valve wiki, apart from Dota 2, there were other two "games" (I think that they are more like demonstrations than games itself) that use Source 2 as engine:

  • Dota 2

  • Robot Repair

  • SteamVR Home

About CS:GO, I saw a video another day that has good points about the port of CS:GO to Source 2 being problematic mainly because of the mechanics of the game, where changes to it may destroy the game and the communities around it. A big change in the physics engine, for example, may cause PRO Players to need to learn again about the tricks of the game, which can cause problems and criticism.

About HL3, I think that it will never be released, because of the hype around the game. Created? Yeah, probably it's in some HD of some Valve's employee, but released I think it will never be, like the CS: GO port to Source 2 may never be released (or even this PUBG-like mode)
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