Valve’s upcoming DOTA2 will now release earlier than originally expected, thanks to a new launch plan that was announced on the game’s official blog earlier today.
Valve were originally planning on spending roughly a year in beta, before releasing a finished version of the game after they had added a sufficient amount of content and features, but are now setting out to release the game as quickly as possible, after feedback from fans suggested that they just want to get their hands on the game.
“Welcome to the new plan: We’re going to take the current version of Dota 2, which has The International set of heroes, and get it out there as fast as we can. We’ve still got some work to do in a couple of areas, so we’ll be keeping it invite-only for a (hopefully short) period of time”
There’s currently no release date for DOTA 2, but it looks as though we can expect some more news on that in the near future.