It looks like Artifact will not be the only project that Valve will announce about returning to the world of video game development.
What is known
ResetEra forum users have noticed thatGabe's company has registered a new trademark. The product is called Dota Underlords, and the description says that this is a video game. Unfortunately, the document does not contain information about the genre, the setting or the gameplay features, so gamers can only guess.
Valve began releasing games for virtualreality, and Dota Underworlds could be another VR project. In addition, in June, the company will release a headset Valve Index, which would not prevent the game for the starting lineup. Gamers also believe that Gabe plans to restart the Dota series or make a Diablo-like game with the characters of the universe.
It is not excluded that Dota Underworlds will becomea separate game based on Dota Auto Chess custom mode, created by the Chinese team Drodo Studio. The modification turns a familiar game into a kind of chess, where gamers need to arrange characters on the field to win an automatic battle. For a week, the modification gathered 700 thousand fans, and recently on Android and iOS even clones of the game appeared.