DOTA 2 won’t be out until next year

By on August 22, 2011

It was originally planned for this year, but Valve Time kicked in.

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Valve confirmed to Eurogamer that its awaited strategy title, DOTA 2, will not release until some time next year. The game was originally scheduled to release later this year, but really – it’s Valve game, it won’t release on the day they say it will. It’s a historical fact.

Currently, the studio is prepping up for a number of public betas, and as of yet, surprisingly, does not have a business model set for the game.

“And then we’ll probably start worrying about how we’ll monetise it,” Gabe Newell said. ”We’ll just go into progressively wider and wider distribution. I don’t think it’ll be shipped until next year.”

“But then,” Newell continued, “with a game like this, you just keep shipping. You add new heroes. You try out new game modes. You are constantly tweaking item and hero balance. It’s very much an ongoing thing.”

Valve recently showcased the strategy title during a $1 million tournament at Gamescom.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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  • 8tinch

    valve , fuckin geniuses .

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