The franchise of Counter Strike is one of the most famous in the history of games, and the CS:GO, in particular, was and is still very successful among FPS fans, mainly due to the fact that it is a free game. Even so, a report showed that Valve has already raised around US$6.7 billion with the game.
It’s worth noting that we’re only talking about CS:GO. To get an idea, this value in direct conversion gives more than R$32 billionan enviable value for a game that doesn’t need to be purchased and doesn’t even give an advantage to players who buy items.
CS:GO easily leads Valve’s game rankings
The report made by the Gamalytic portal shows that CS:GO easily leads the list of Valve games that have raised the most so far, with a total of 542 millions of downloads. By way of comparison, the dota2, Valve’s second highest-earning game, it generated 184 million downloads and collected US$876 million.
The list also shows the Counter Strike Source, with around 9.7 million downloads and revenue of US$94.9 million.
Valve prepares the launch of CS 2
Now, Valve is preparing to start fundraising with CS 2, which is already in the Beta phase. The new version of the game will arrive as a free update to CS:GO during the Brazilian winter, that is, at some point between June 21 and September 23, 2023.
published in September 19, 2023edited 3 days ago