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December 11, 2012

DotA 2 coming to iPad, Android tablets in the near future, Valve suggests


Warcraft 3 is a popular PC game that spawned a special multiplayer mod called Defense of the Ancients – in short DotA – that’s played between of up to 5 players each, with each side trying to conquer the enemy’s base.

Also known as MOBA – short for multiplayer online battle arena – this type of game is very popular, and there’s at least one interesting DotA alternative out there, League of Legends.

Getting back to DotA though, game fans surely know that a DotA 2 game exists, developed by the folks over at Valve. And it seems that the company is experimenting with bringing the popular game to the ever-growing tablet ecosystem.

Kotaku reports that Valve’s boss Gabe Newell has already confirmed that some work has already been done to port the game to tablets, and while the first tries were not looking good, the future seems to be very promising:
“We were working on getting DotA 2 running on some tablets,” he said. “That ended up being kind of a disappointment. But the good news is that tablets are getting faster very quickly, so I think we’ll get the kind of performance we want and other game developers want in the near future.”
It wouldn't be surprising to see a DotA 2 version hit the App Store and the Play Store in the near future, with the latest flaghip iPad and high-end Android devices being among the device supported by Valve.

[via Android Authority]