The newest from the PC gaming grapevine is that Counter-strike: Global Offensive is getting a ‘Battle Royale’ mode in the fashion of massively popular hundred-player-shootout PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).
Before we go any additional, we should always make clear that is firmly in rumor mill territory, with the hypothesis springing from a video courtesy of Valve News Network (VNN) which does some digging into CS:GO’s code.
VNN combed again over 10 patches for the final 12 months and a half, discovering references to compound bows, unarmed fight, parachutes, provide crates, breach expenses, beacons, and masses of stuff in an analogous vein, and plenty of mentions of ‘survival’ spawn factors, phases and the like.
There’s additionally a reference to a nonetheless unreleased ‘island’ map which is one other potential clue.
All of which, when put collectively, presumably level to the foundations of a PUBG mode in CS:GO – however then once more, these information could imply nothing, or could be associated to one thing else. Or it could be an thought Valve had at one time, and has now deserted.
At any fee, you’ll be able to take a look at the total gamut of VNN’s detective work in the video beneath.
Trip to troll city?
As VG24/7, which highlighted the clip, suggests, there’s even a distant chance that Valve could have inserted these references simply to troll of us and have a bit enjoyable at everybody’s expense (and get a bit of PR publicity for its sport, naturally).
Who is aware of, finally, however the entire Battle Royale idea has bought so common as of late, you could hardly rule out the thought of Valve leaping in on the act to inject contemporary life into the veteran sport.
Although we’re positive loads of gamers would like one thing really contemporary versus a spot of bandwagon-jumping.
Given PUBG’s huge success on Steam, the place it has even managed to tilt the gaming platform’s statistics monitoring working system utilization (apparently because of the inflow of Chinese customers enjoying the sport), it’s hardly stunning to see loads of growth alongside these strains. Even GTA Online launched its personal spin on PUBG again in the summer season.
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