not sure whether this would be a good idea or not...was just discussing this with my friend the other day and we came to a conclusion that cs:go would be overrun with cheaters like one said before...good thing would be, if valve would establish a separate anti-cheat group to update anti-cheat prog every couple of days or so...
i agree with the engine part. but they were still developing the game for several months, and they still work on updating it, and just the work hours included in the whole project equal a huge amount of cash!
No one knows the exact number of how many money they invested in the game, besides the developers themselves. But still saying that it was huge or anything like that is a bit unrealistic. Its not CS 2 or anything
The game is not intended to be 'the next big competitive title'. The ENTIRE point behind making CS:GO was to generate QUICK money. It is not a long term money generating game. The entire point of developing it would be put to shame if they make it F2P.