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Valve Interested in Getting DotA 2 on Tablets

DotA 2 for your Android or iOS device sounds far out, but mobile technology is moving at a fast enough that it might be possible.

According to Valve boss himself, DotA 2 may be a possibility for mobile platforms down the line. Speaking to Kotaku, he stated that Valve was already conducting tests: "We were working on getting DotA 2 running on some tablets.

"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."

Though DotA 2 may be fast paced, as Kotaku's Jason Schreier points out, it doesn't require quite as much clicking as does say, StarCraft. Hence, DotA 2 might just work out for the likes of iOS.

The only question then is whether or not DotA 2 mobile players will be able to play with those playing on PC.Then again, whether or not DotA 2 iPad will actually even be a thing remains to be seen.

 

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  • vilenjan
    if its tablet vs tablet? would be fun, tablet vs pc? prepare to be butchered.
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  • southernshark
    They need to improve DOTA 2 first.............
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  • bustapr
    vilenjanif its tablet vs tablet? would be fun, tablet vs pc? prepare to be butchered.actually for point and click games like dota 2, I find that a tablet would be easier and faster. unless the pc is using an mmo mouse. dota 2 would work really well on tablets.
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  • cagi
    Is already on Tablet -----> Windows 8.
    Maybe on Win RT (Surface RT KB + USB Mouse)
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  • cagi
    Is already on Tablet -----> Windows 8.
    Maybe on Win RT (Surface RT KB + USB Mouse)
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  • cagi
    Is already on Tablet -----> Windows 8.
    Maybe on Win RT (Surface RT KB + USB Mouse)
    Reply
  • bustapr
    cagiIs already on Tablet -----> Windows 8. Maybe on Win RT (Surface RT KB + USB Mouse)the problem here isnt that it cant be on tablets now, but theres not a tablet as of yet that can run source engine quality. thatll take another gen or 2 of SoC.

    tomsguide is a little buggy today, posts are taking a while to pop up.
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  • fantasticles
    bustapractually for point and click games like dota 2, I find that a tablet would be easier and faster. unless the pc is using an mmo mouse. dota 2 would work really well on tablets.
    Don't mean to be rude but that's bullshit. There's no way a tablet without extra accessories (something similar to razer's project fiona can come anywhere near a PC's dota 2 gameplay level. Don't think you can really classify dota 2 as a point and click game cause that can be applied to almost every game in the market. Also I can't see how having an mmo mouse is the cutting edge point for PC's dota 2.

    On the other hand a razer's project fiona type tablet can really work wonders, but with today's standard poke/swipe I don't really see how dota 2 can be played properly.
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  • bustapr
    FantasticlesDon't mean to be rude but that's bullshit. There's no way a tablet without extra accessories (something similar to razer's project fiona can come anywhere near a PC's dota 2 gameplay level. Don't think you can really classify dota 2 as a point and click game cause that can be applied to almost every game in the market. Also I can't see how having an mmo mouse is the cutting edge point for PC's dota 2.On the other hand a razer's project fiona type tablet can really work wonders, but with today's standard poke/swipe I don't really see how dota 2 can be played properly.but dota 2 is more of a point and click game than most games out today dude.

    the reason I said its easier to play it on a tablet is because you get rid of the task of aiming. anyone whos played an moba knows how horrid it is to misclick the wrong command and screw up an entire strategy. its somewhat easier to point with your finger at the moveset bar than it is with a mouse.

    my point about the mmo mouse was that you have plenty of buttons to map to your liking at your thumb. this makes gameplay alot faster. a big part of moba gameplay is that you need to pull of strategies and escapes fast. this is where an mmo mouse would be very helpful. and frankly I find playing this game with mouse AND keyboard to be a bit uncomfortable.

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  • fantasticles
    bustaprbut dota 2 is more of a point and click game than most games out today dude. the reason I said its easier to play it on a tablet is because you get rid of the task of aiming. anyone whos played an moba knows how horrid it is to misclick the wrong command and screw up an entire strategy. its somewhat easier to point with your finger at the moveset bar than it is with a mouse. my point about the mmo mouse was that you have plenty of buttons to map to your liking at your thumb. this makes gameplay alot faster. a big part of moba gameplay is that you need to pull of strategies and escapes fast. this is where an mmo mouse would be very helpful. and frankly I find playing this game with mouse AND keyboard to be a bit uncomfortable.
    Well, you might as well list any fps / strategy (SC2 - Total War) / moba / rpg as a point and click game. The only thing you can't classify it as that would be any game with intensive use of the keybindings (MMO's) which you could just play as a "clicker".

    As for feeling uncomfortable with a mouse+keyboard, don't know what to say. To each his own? Although you might as well just pick up a controller or just bind everything to your MMO mouse I guess. One of the big reasons I'm a PC gamer myself is cause I find the mouse+keyboard combination as the most superior-comfortable-customizable.
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