Valve has a history of taking mods and developing standalone versions of them. That’s why I totally believed the rumour early this year that Valve would be taking Dota Auto Chess and turning it into a full game. Well, the rumour turned out to be true as Valve has announced that they will be developing a standalone version of Dota Auto Chess.
Keep in mind that the original DotA was a Warcraft III mod, which was spawned from a Starcraft mod called Aeon of Strife and now, the extremely popular Dota Auto Chess mode will be the next step for the developer. Valve announced this news in a new post, explaining that they have been in talks with the mod creator, Drodo Studio, after playing the mod “roughly a billion times”.
Valve flew to China in February to talk to the mod creators to start a conversation about working together. Valve explains how things went down:
With Drodo’s blessing, Valve is now working on its own standalone version of DAC while the mod creators will continue to update the extremely popular mod going forward. Drodo had this to say about the meeting with Valve:
The developer has also been working on their own, non-dota mobile game which is out of beta right now. You can check it out by following this link.
What do you think about Valve creating their own, standalone version of Dota Auto Chess and have you played the mod? Let us know in the comment section below.