Valve Wants To Get Dota 2 Running On Tablets

Dota 2 on your iPad? It could happen. At the VGAs on Friday night, I asked Valve boss Gabe Newell if they were working on any interesting software projects. He said they were indeed. "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."

And Dota 2, a game that is fast-paced, but not quite as demanding on your fingers as an eSport like StarCraft, could be a very good fit for the touch-screen interface on an iPad or Android tablet.

"It's a good one for us to test with," Newell said.


    Would be interesting, wonder if the controls will be any good.

    Actions buttons, item etc. would all work well as is, but interacting with the minimap would be a nightmare.

    I just can't work out how a MOBA/ARTS would work with a touch interface.

    I want League of Legends for tablets.... DOTA is very confusing .... too many items...

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