Valve Corporation has been around in the game industry for 20 years. In this time, the company created some pretty addictive products, including Counter-Strike series, Team Fortress series, Half-Life series, and others. However, one of their greatest successes is Dota 2. The company has just released a teaser for an upcoming card game that is going to be based on the universe of Dota 2.
Upcoming Dota 2-Based Card Game Is Known as Artifact
During the largest tournament of the year for Dota 2, The International 7 which is valued at $23 million, Valve announced the creation of a new project. This time, it is about a card game dubbed as Artifact. In actuality, this is an extension of Dota 2 Universe that stumbled upon a new gaming genre. Unfortunately, it is too early for producers to announce too many details about it. Nonetheless, the teaser revealed that it would appear sometime next year.
Artifact is going to develop its games on three distinct boards. Players will be able to choose and battle against all types of characters. These will be popular heroes with their own consolidated history around them as they will descend from the universe of Dota 2.
The announcement was made just before the biggest attraction of The International 7, namely the final match. It was the event host Sean ‘Day9’ Plott who offered a few details about Dota 2 card game to the crowds of enthusiasts.
Dota 2 Is Thought to Be the Most Successful Game on Steam Platform
The game seems to have the mission to create creeps, lanes, and barracks. The association between Valve’s secret project and Hearthstone was inevitable. Blizzard Entertainment was the first to turn part of the lore around the Warcraft series into an online game with cards. This move turned out to be quite a successful phenomenon which was ignited at first by the large community of players addicted to Warcraft.
It seems that Valve has similar plans for Artifact. The company might want to create another ramification to the success Dota 2 enjoys. The game is believed to be the most played on the Steam platform. On the other hand, many are wondering if the company can replicate the same impact Hearthstone brought to its Warcraft community.
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