IS IT POSSIBLE FOR VALVE TO RELEASE CS2 NEXT WEEK?
The Counter Strike 2 community has been split by a recent post on X from the official CS account
Many people believe this is an official Counter Strike 2 release date announcement, while others consider that the game is not ready yet. Both sides could be right, and we won't know the truth until 27 September.
In the meantime, we can analyze the chances of a potential Counter Strike 2 release.
The sceptics believe that the game is not ready yet due to a huge number of bugs and that Valve does not have enough time to fix everything and prepare for the release. However, players do not realize how game developers work. When one of the builds is publicly available (e.g. for beta) and players report problems encountered there, the devs can work in peace on a second build, not yet made available to players. This means that Valve may have a much more advanced version of CS2 than it appears to players. If this is the case, the version of the build held by the developers may be ready for release.
Another argument from players who don't believe in the Counter Strike 2 release next week is the huge amount of cheaters on the servers. VAC seems to be failing against fancy programs used to gain an unfair advantage during matches. However, there is a theory that the massive rash of cheaters is a deliberate effort by Valve. They allow in-game cheats to be used to gather relevant data and improve VAC. It is also possible that they are then planning to massively ban players who committed cheats in the beta.
What needs to be noted, however, is that Valve loves this kind of play. They have used such tricks many times in the past, so it's hard to know what they might be planning. With this post, they could also announce an open beta or the addition of some other feature to the game that didn't even cross the minds of players thinking about it.
So I think a Counter Strike release is likely and possible, it's just not 100% certain. There is nothing left to do but wait for next week, and hope for the best!