Valve announced during The International 7 that Dota 2 will be getting a card game spinoff. Artifact is set in the popular MOBA’s world, and will feature some of the game’s overarching mechanics too.
As Game Informer reports, Artifact will feature three lanes, creeps which spawn, and the ability to control multiple heroes. Further, players can outfit their heroes with item cards.
This is the first game the company has worked on since 2016’s The Lab – a virtual reality title built to support the launch of the HTC Vive headset. Dota 2 released in 2013, following a lengthy public beta phase which began two years earlier.
Artifact is set to release in 2018.