Valve To Release Dota 2 Early

Valve To Release Dota 2 Early


It looks like Valve isn’t too terribly worried about last week’s Dota 2 leak (read more about that here) , because they’re actually planning to move the release date forward based on the popularity of the beta.

Over at Dota 2’s official blog, “IceFrog” explains the thought process behind the switch: “Our original plan was to spend the next year or so in beta, adding new features and slowly growing the number of heroes until we reached a level of parity with Dota 1, at which point we’d release Dota 2 to the world. But the feedback we’re seeing everywhere is that people just want to play it, even though there’s still a ton of heroes yet to be implemented. We’ve also seen that the folks who are already in the beta are chomping at the bit to show everyone else some of the fun games they’ve had. So we decided our original plan was dumb.”

So now that they’ve tossed the dumb plan aside, Valve plans to release the “International” version that players were able to play in the Gamescom tournament earlier this year. Though, before the release the developer plans to buff out a few last minute scratches.

This type of plan has worked well for the Action RTS genre. Games like League of Legends, and the original Defense of the Ancients mod continually added features and worked out kinks at the same time. So, the community has become pretty accustomed to the process.

No word on when the release will happen, but according to IceFrog, they’re moving “as fast as [they] can” to get it ready.

By Josh Engen

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