Valve announces Dota 2 for PC and Mac, coming in 2011

By Emil ยท 16 replies
Oct 14, 2010
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  1. Valve has finally taken the wraps off its much-anticipated sequel to the popular WarCraft 3 mod, Defense of the Ancients (DotA). Simply titled Dota 2, the standalone game is headed to the PC and Mac in 2011. Valve is promising to "take the unique blend of online RTS and RPG action that has made Dota popular with tens of millions of gamers and expand upon it in every way." GameInformer has more details on the game, including some very nic...

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714   +855

    Warcraft III? That game is 8 years old - and this is a mod for it now? Are they going to be using the same engine?
  3. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    also wondering about the Engine and if they're revamping the graphics etc.

    btw Emil, i reckon you doing a great job. Dig your reporting style.
  4. Emil

    Emil TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 154

    No. The mod has been around since Starcraft actually. It just got really popular on Warcraft III.

    Yes they said graphics will be improved, and thanks!
  5. myrmidonks

    myrmidonks TS Rookie Posts: 48

    Finally. DotA has needed another platform for some time now. WC3 Map Editor is just too constricting when it comes to the huge amount of programming needed for DotA. Thank you Valve!
  6. Emil

    Emil TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 154

    Well, there's Starcraft II...
  7. According to the exclusive GameInformer release (they actually got to play it), DotA 2 will use the Source engine (which will see global lighting and improved cloth mechanics improvements).

    There are also some nice pictures of Bloodseeker, Lina, and Drow (who looks nothing like the Dark Ranger in WC3).
  8. This has already been done on a game called league of legends, which is free although you can pay for elements of it if you choose to. I doubt the graphics on that will measure up to Valves' plans though.
  9. Emil

    Emil TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 154

    League of Legends, as well as Heroes of Newerth.
  10. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Too bad its not on the Starcraft II engine. I wonder if the Source engine will look better.
  11. cyrusjumpjet

    cyrusjumpjet TS Member Posts: 87

    But I just got hooked on League of Legends!

  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Oh yeah, what we need is 3 different new-DotA's..
  13. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    I've played DotA, HoN, and LoL. Leagues of legends is certainly the best of the 3, the matchmaking systems and the integration of runes and talents make it awesome to be able to play same champs over totally different strategies, with new content (Champions and new items to fit gameplays) comming in keeps it fresh. Also the part of investing money does not give an edge to a player, since all you can buy are champs, skins, or bonuses of exp and ips after wins does not unbalance the gameplay for people who dont want to invest in it...

    No I'm not part of riot team, I just love the game xD
  14. In the mean time i reccomend giving Heroes of Newerth a try, it works on all 3 major platforms (linux mac PC) and kicks major ***! However im a true icefrog fan and will me converting to Dota2 when it comes out.
  15. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Been hearing this for some time and still find it strange that Valve of all developers is attempting this /shurg. In any case Demigod is also a battle area game based off Dota which isn't too bad. Curious to see how well this will do among the alternatives already out there.
  16. AdrianYi

    AdrianYi TS Rookie

    The game will be developed under the Source engine so no worries on the graphic quality part. And also having a bot replace leavers would be an interesting feature, as long as the bots prove to be at least 50% skilled than a regular player. Until then, I'll prefer League of Legends.
  17. This is great news to the Dota genre. Hope Dota 2 will have a Linux port as well.

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