Game developer Valve has recently announced their plans to to release DotA 2, the sequel to DotA, a custom scenario for the real-time strategy video game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Since 2005, Icefrog has lead the development of the original mod, however Valve has announced today that Icefrog will be leading the development team for DotA 2.
October 13, 2010 – Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Dota 2, a massive sequel for one of the most played games in the world.
Coming to the PC & Mac in 2011, Dota 2 promises to take the unique blend of online RTS and RPG action that has made Dota popular with tens of millions of gamers and expand upon it in every way.
Although no further information has been released, a 2011 release date is expected. The first details on Dota 2 are available now via an exclusive on Gameinformer.com.