Online game publisher Nexon Korea has partnered with Valve Software to co-develop and publish Counter-Strike Online 2
, a new free-to-play shooter specifically developed for Asian markets.
Nexon, which collaborated with Valve on the original Counter-Strike Online
in 2007, will co-develop Counter-Strike Online 2
using an enhanced version of Valve's Source engine, and will build upon the traditional Counter-Strike
framework by adding additional customization options tied to in-game microtransactions.
Nexon will also serve as the game's sole publisher, and it will release the game in Japan, Korea, China, and other regions throughout Southeast Asia.