Valve announced a game based on the Dota universe, based on the Dota Auto Chess modification

In January 2019, developers from Drodo Studio released a custom mode for Dota 2 called Dota Auto Chess.

The players liked the modification so much that even Valve paid attention to it, and now wants to make Dota Auto Chess a separate game.

What is known

A post appeared on the official Dota 2 blog,in which gamers were told about the future of the series. As it turned out, in the winter of 2019, Valve called developers from Drodo Studio to their office, where they talked with the team about working together. For reasons that remained behind the scenes, the parties were unable to reach an agreement, but the creators of the original DAC gave Gabe's company their blessing to create a separate game.

"As for us, with Drodo's blessing, a group of people at Valve are currently working on a standalone version of Dota (Auto Chess)"

Drodo Studio is currently working on a Dota Auto cloneChess for iOS and Android, but without Dota heroes. Valve also helps in transferring progress from the custom version to the mobile version, and even advised gamers to evaluate Drodo’s creation.

“We agreed that each of us would createown version of the game and will support each other to the fullest. Drodo is working on its own non-Dota mobile game and the beta version is already out. We worked with them to help existing DAC mod players transfer their account progress to the new game."

Valve has not disclosed the release date or title.but in mid-May the company registered Dota Underlords. Back then, gamers were only guessing what the new project would become, and fans who thought about a stand-alone Dota Auto Chess might be right.

Note that Dota 2 also became the successormodifications. The original Dota appeared thanks to gamers who modified the map for Warcraft III. The first version was released by Eul in 2003, but the modification gained popularity in 2005, after the release of DotA Allstars, which was developed by Abdul Ishmael with the nickname IceFrog. Subsequently, the guy became a game designer at Valve and continued to work on the game.