DotA 2 coming to iPad, Android tablets in the near future, Valve suggests

by: Chris SmithDecember 10, 2012

Warcraft 3 is a popular PC game that spawned a special multiplayer mod called Defense of the Ancients – in short DotA – that’s played between of up to 5 players each, with each side trying to conquer the enemy’s base.

Also known as MOBA – short for multiplayer online battle arena – this type of game is very popular, and there’s at least one interesting DotA alternative out there, League of Legends.

Getting back to DotA though, game fans surely know that a DotA 2 game exists, developed by the folks over at Valve. And it seems that the company is experimenting with bringing the popular game to the ever-growing tablet ecosystem.

Kotaku reports that Valve’s boss Gabe Newell has already confirmed that some work has already been done to port the game to tablets, and while the first tries were not looking good, the future seems to be very promising:

“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.”

We wouldn’t be surprised to see a DotA 2 version hit the App Store and the Play Store in the near future, with the latest flaghip iPad and high-end Android devices being among the device supported by Valve.

Meanwhile, you can always play the currently available DotA-like MOBA games that are available on both iOS and Android devices, with Gameloft’s Heroes of Order and Chaos being one such example.

Anyone looking forward to see DotA 2 on tablets?

  • Hanshen Jordan

    AWESOME! Valve :D
    I just hope that it will not cause any fps lag.
    I’m an Indonesia DOTA 2 player
    and this game is just perfect. You, guys, can sign up for the game for free here

    Keep it up Valve especially soon with tablet support.

  • miki

    I’m waiting for phone version, is that possible ?

    • Don’t count on it. These types of games need more screen realestate than what most phones can provide. I am not even sure the Note2 gives enough screen.

      • connect to tv via hdmi…use a keyboard and mouse n game!!!

        • Very true if your phone has HDMI out. Even without I am sure some people would play it. I doubt they feel it is worth the developers time though and they might not want to deal with all the complaints about how awful it is to play on a phone.

          • blah

            I think the point of releasing it on a tablet is mobility. Why would they put in so much effort and time so you could. Plug youre phone into a tv and use a keyboard and mouse. There’s this fancy thing called a PC.

  • lollicup04

    The closest game I could find that is close to this is Heroes of Order & Chaos

  • Legendary Heroes is a decent MOBA on the Android platform.

  • anderson

    Dota 2 on tablets would be awesome, hope it comes out fast

  • Stephen

    Im witing for ipad version can you fast plssss

  • jame

    Haye please make online and offline.