Valve working on Dota 2 for tablets

By Steve Watts, Dec 10, 2012 9:35am PST

Dota 2 may be making the transition to a new platform, as it grows bigger and better. Valve boss Gabe Newell says the company is currently testing the game on tablets, and hopes that faster devices will make a proper release possible.

"We were working on getting Dota 2 running on some tablets," Newell told Kotaku. "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." He said Dota 2 is "a good [game] for us to test with," since it is fast-paced and responsive, but not quite the intensity of a game like StarCraft 2.

It doesn't sound like Dota 2 is coming to your Android tablet or iPad anytime soon, but Dota 2 is the sort of game with a long shelf life thanks to its multiplayer community. Whenever tablets can handle it, the game may still be going strong.

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