DotA by Valve - It's Coming!

Valve DotA
In October 2009, DotA Developer 'IceFrog' announced a great news that he has been hired by Valve and leading a team there "to do some very exciting stuff that you guys will love". However, there was no further information revealed about it. Later, it was rumored that IceFrog is coming with Valve DotA Based Game like Heroes Of Newerth & League Of Legends. But now, this news seems to be true.

UPDATE: DotA 2 has been announced.

Jon St. John, The voice actor of popular game Duke Nukem series had a post on his Twitter page claiming that he has done voice acting for Valve's DotA.
Valve IceFrog DotA
This pretty much means that IceFrog is coming with a DotA based game with Valve's collaboration. A while ago, IceFrog mentioned in his Q&A Session #4 that "We'll be making an announcement soon". Also, John mentioned the same about PAX Expo 2010 which is happening on early September and amazingly, Valve is listed on PAX website as an exhibitor.

If this really happens all the DotA players who were attracted/ moved to other DotA clones will
probably revert back to Valve's DotA on large scale. Let's see if IceFrog updates further about this on his blog.

Update: Valve has filed DOTA Tradmark.

Keep your fingers crossed!

85 Comments yet..:

Anonymous said...

First blood!

No wonder Dota will be FPS..

Anonymous said...

lol i cant believe he spelled DotA correctly.

DotA : Defense of the Ancients

Anonymous said...

i think valve leaked this news on purpose to create hype.. dont you think ? :O

Anonymous said...

PAX 2010 will be on 3-5 september.. just 1month to go !!

gogo icefrog n valve

Anonymous said...

I would definitely pay for this game just because of IceFrog.

PS: I know, he won't disappoint me :p

Vegeta said...

^ @ above

Epic FAIL!

Drax-Quin said...

It sounds like the Twitter is for two unrelated things, as in he was recording a DotA (Defense of the Ancients) game but also thinks Valve Software are awesome.

Pretty obvious considering he just ends with "Pax? Might see you there"

Anonymous said...

herp derp...

Anonymous said...

owning!

Anonymous said...

I think it will be Valves first RTS game. Am I right???

Anonymous said...

hoping something good from icefrog...i dont want to play cheap clones like hon, lol etc.

Ernst said...

go go go!!

i hope there wont be keys to be used though..

free registration, buying the game.. good combination..

xD

Anonymous said...

so whats the point????

SLS said...

I'll be expecting great things. I just hope that if DOTA will become an independent software (like HON or LOL), that it would still be free to play unlike HON or others who require betakeys or payment.

trgffgger said...

First Blood!

xeph3r said...

mmm i dont like this :/ ... a new dota is ok but.. like every great game in this time, not gonna be free, payment u.u!!... valve=steam :/, steam games are not so expensives, free games rulez D:!!

sorry my english is not good D:

Anonymous said...

I think no game could be like dota even made by icefrog , models , story and atmosphere of Warcraft is better ...

Anonymous said...

this is awesome but it should be free.

Dante said...

If dota becomes p2p I'll die :X

Anonymous said...

duke nukem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..

Anonymous said...

I hope that this is a free game ..

Anonymous said...

plez icefrog dont make us to pay for that...just make it free like before..plez3 i beg to u...right now i never stop play dota..but it's seem...sad lol..very2 sad...i'm crying right now...ICEFROG...

Anonymous said...

but definitely contra is the best game..hahaha

Anonymous said...

I wish it will not be boring like Dota 6.68

Anonymous said...

nc 1

Anonymous said...

Worst new on this day. Crap !

Anonymous said...

Whoever spread the news that DotA players will pay for this should die.

ICEFROG SAID NOTHING ABOUT IT EVER SINCE HE POSTED ON HIS BLOG ABOUT THE COLLABORATION WITH VALVE.

Anonymous said...

Dont you get it?

DotA will be PORTED AS IT IS NOW with many Graphical, techical improvements..
The gameplay will be the same.
It will be the same game..

Call it V-Dota,DotA 2 i dont care but it will be AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT...........!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

@ SLS:

I definitely agree to that!

I really have to monitor for these updates. People who were unaware of it maybe surprised. I hope my compshop will be the first blood to own this! :D

saadjeff said...

STOP IT NOW OTHER WISE ON KILLING ROSHAN WE GET DIVINE OR THEY MADE DOTA BORING ICE FROG IS BEST NOT THAT FUCK I CANT HEAR THE NAME OF THIS COMPANY

Caloi said...

YEAHHHHHHHHHH! THIS SHOULD BE FREE TOO LIKE DOTA!

Anonymous said...

but payment for HON is like 30$¸,to me it seems not so much if it will be a price for new DOTA

Anonymous said...

noooo myb we need to pay to play dota,its 50% good for leaver and if u leave back to game,i think its for paying...

Anonymous said...

a $30 is like 120++ in my country's currency so i hope icefrog wouldn't ask us to pay for the new DotA =(

if we had to pay... guess i can't play DotA anymore :'(

Anonymous said...

hope it free
so Hon can Go RIP

Anonymous said...

all you dota fans...lets see how much of you fans are gonna pay to play dota2. =)

Anonymous said...

I'm willing to pay $499 for this thing!

oempak said...

keep on going guys, we'll see you soon on valve's dota, and yes we hope it's free, no such kind of paying sumthing :D

Anonymous said...

HOPE!!

IM HOPING THIS DOTA THING in VALVE WILL be THE SAME!!

ONLY THE 3D GRAPHICS will be changed..

HATE :
HON-LOL..

JUST HOPING! ITEMS and HEROES ARE THE SAmE!(but better EFFECTS GRAPHICS) :D

Anonymous said...

i hope it will be pay 2 play. there wont be so many to play with hacks because if they are banned they will lose their money.

Anonymous said...

Goign to buy it lol

AzKat69 said...

DotA started as a free mod. It attracted many, many players and now do you seriously think that IceFrog will make us pay for it? Of course he won't be the one demanding payment. The ones demanding payment are the greedy sons of bitches at the STEAM community.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, Axe with Duke Nukem's voice will sound just great ^_^

COME GET SOME!

Anonymous said...

HEY I HAVE A SUGGESTION WHY DON'T YOU MAKE A MOVIE OF WARCRAFT OR DEFENSE OF THE ANCIENT I THINK MANY DOTA PLAYERS WILL WATCH IT AND YOU WILL EARN MAYBE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS MAYBE HIGHER THAN DAT..THANKS ITS ONLY A SUGGESTION GIVE IT A TRY IF U CAN DO OKAY A REAL MOVIE TNX..

Mimeheart said...

i hope it is low spec-friendly lol

Anonymous said...

awesome news! me laik!

Anonymous said...

DOTA RULEZ!!!!

Anonymous said...

valve has so many members contributing to this project of making DotA a better game. It could be spent on improving CS, Half Life, Portal. Don't be bastards, they spent their time on this worthless game and you people are denying them of their pay? Their rightful share of money? I HOPE THAT ICEFROG WILL STOP ALL DOTA WC3 IMPROVEMENTS AND MOVE IT TO VALVE-DOTA. AND I HOPE VALVE-DOTA COSTS LIKE AROUND 200$ SO YOU BASTARDS CAN CONTINUE WHINING.

Anonymous said...

come on guys icefrog knows what we want he is not gonna make us pay for it. yeah i hope it beats the shit outta HON and LOL

Anonymous said...

LOL wow valve they make shooting games. but DotA ?!?!

Anonymous said...

wait for Valve DotA

Anonymous said...

yay that what i always dreamed about dota with valve im too excited if that news r true dota with new kind of graphic all ppl that i know go play HON will come when they here the news yay that is awesome news

Anonymous said...

HoN is already going f2p because p2p games is not open to all players...

this is sad new because if this goes live icefrog will no longer be able to update dota(warcraft version)...

Anonymous said...

Its goin to be cool and AWSOME skills IN 3D!!! go ICEFROG

keep it up!!

Anonymous said...

I've tried every DOTA style game - including DOTA! and League of Legends was the only one that kept my interest for a while. It's really a well done game, I hope Valve can improve on that. I also hope they do something unique with the mechanics and not just a clone with personality.

Anonymous said...

i hope they wont make it pay 2 play ; /

Anonymous said...

IS THIS FOR REAL???DOG LIKE!!!

Anonymous said...

Typo: DOTA Tradmark. *Trademark

Anonymous said...

ice frog i play dota from many years isay that i will never stop playing dota because its too great and free ice frog plz dont make us to pay cuz all my friends all ppl i know who playing it will stop plz dont make us pay like HON that stupid game plz ice frog dont make all ppl see u as traitor we all happy 4 the valve but not so happy if u want us to pay to play and ty

Anonymous said...

cool!!! Ice Frog...just please dont allow valve to modify DotA a 1st person view..like Half-Life..!!!DAMN!!!

Anonymous said...

diz will be interesting,i like it....icefrog+valve rocks....

Anonymous said...

i think dota will be having a good graphics.if ppl need pay for this it will be a dead game.ahhaha,they will back to old dota.so pls dont us pay for this game.

Anonymous said...

if valve dota game use pay,i find a way or two to crack the game for free and spread it to all dota player :)

Anonymous said...

i wish valve make dota graphic good :)

Anonymous said...

Okay. Obviously this isn't going to be free. They pour probably over thousands of dallors into this game, its going to be great. Its going to be the same type, but probably with a bigger expansion of heros. Heres the thing you: You can tell its not going to be free, and thats because they HIRED him. He didn't volunteer. This game is going to be huge, and all around awesome. The one thing I'm really skeptical about though is what catch there is. Obviously they want to make money, its either going to cost alot or they are going to have other things that cost money. Now again, the gamestyle isn't going to change. Its just going to have a bigger expansion of items, heros, and most likely going to have some sort of spin. And for those of you who QQ so hard about buying this game, shoot yourself. Don't be stupid "ICEFROG WOULDN'T DO THAT." Icefrog isn't calling the shots. Icefrog works for Valve, not the other way around.

Anonymous said...

damn you all ppl who thinks that icefrog will let us pay 2 play the game.
think about it !!1

Coco7078 said...

i think this is coming before v6.7x because the game is almost 8MB...

Anonymous said...

I WISH ITS FREE TO DOWNLOAD :D

Anonymous said...

I WILL ****ing KILL VALVE IF ITS NOT FREE!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think it will be a first person shooter game..
heheheh,imba!

Anonymous said...

what the hack valve?..none of strategy game they make..i mean rpg ..sure valve going to take $ from icefrog making something new.100%%%%

Anonymous said...

go icefrog go get rid of garena lag and get rid of leavers

Anonymous said...

dammit... SCREW VALVE.... why don't they just keep on improving THEIR OWN GAMES becoz Icefrog is already doing an excellent job on making DotA maps for us...... those greedy f***ers!!!

Anonymous said...

hope they wont include greedisgood in thier cheats

Anonymous said...

we can only hope that Valve won't put some radicious price for the game.. i wish they will release it as a f2p game..

Anonymous said...

Technically DotA is never a free game since you need to play it with Warcraft which will cost u but meh most ppl here who asked for free game is playing pirated/cracked version ==!!!

You say you like DotA but didn't even bother to pay for the new DotA to continue the developement = killing DotA for future release. 30 US$ = 120 in ur currency? It's the same to me, if you can't pay for it then don't play ... they too had a life to develop this game.

Anonymous said...

ahhhhh.....nomore free dota!!!!

Anonymous said...

VALVE DOTA!!!!!!!! IM SURE THIS IS NOT FREE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

FREE OR NOT IM GONNA PLAY>

Anonymous said...

If it will be with pay ill find some crack to the friendly TRSH group and ill be playing it free ^_^

Anonymous said...

You people are a bunch of gay shits. Nothing in this world is for free. Get used to it.

Anonymous said...

Jesus christ, why are people so mad at the "its gonna cost to play"? If you want to play dota you have to buy wc3. Why is it so difficult to pay for a game?

Anonymous said...

Please make it pay to play.. free to play attract the worst kind of communities. HoN has been soooooo much better since the beta finished. I don't have any pinoys nerd raging, or asking me every 4 seconds if i am pinoy. I suggest a good price point would be $40.. a game for people who have jobs.

Anonymous said...

IM HOPING THIS DOTA THING in VALVE WILL be THE SAME!!

only the graphics will be changed..

HoN is very cartoon game..****!

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