DOTA 2 is going to be a leading product in Action Real Time Strategy games which is in hatching process under Valve’s supervision. There are some competitors For e.g. S2Games’ Heroes of Newerth, Riot’s League of Legends, Bloodline Champions etc. These game developing companies are going to face some serious challenge because Valve is not any other company, they have vast experience in making the most popular FPS series Counter-Strike and most importantly they have collaboration with DotA’s creator IceFrog.
The release of Dota2 is expected in the end of this year as Dota2 is under beta testing phase since November 2010 according to the Dota2 leaked changelogs. There were some speculations going on that Dota2 will be Free To Play. If this news is true, Valve is going to dominate the Action RTS game market.
Valve PR employee Doug Lombardi had an interview with French gaming site, he assured that Valve corporation is currently working on a free to play project and of course, it will be based on micro-transactions. However, still there is no such confirmation about DOTA2 being a Free To Play release but certainly ValveFrog will adopt some surprising techniques to attract the community and to beat the competitors. So lets hope that Dota2 comes out soon and fulfils our expectations.