Icefrog, the man behind the famous Warcraft 3 mod Defense of the Ancients (a.k.a DotA), will be announcing his next project in the next 24 hours.
This new project is the result of a important partnership between Icefrog and Valve, who hired him last year, as you can read from Icefrogs himself:
It started off with an email from Valve where they mentioned that they were big fans of DotA wanted to fly me out to spend some time with them and visit their studio. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the trip. After arriving and chatting with them, the first thing I noticed was how much of their decision making process was like mine. They shared the same aspirations towards building a long term and sustainable community without having short sighted business goals that end up hurting the quality of the game. One of the most important things for me though was that there wasn’t going to be anyone standing above telling me how I should be doing things. They trust the developers that have experience to make the best decisions for their playerbase. The atmosphere at Valve allows everyone to be very comfortable and able to focus on what they love doing. It also doesn’t hurt that they are huge DotA fans.. until their favorite heroes are nerfed, then I’m the bad guy for a week!
Icefrog has been working on this project for more than a year already, today he shared some news on his personal blog:
Hey guys, Game Informer dropped by the office last week to take a look at what I’ve been working on with the rest of the team over the last year.
They are going to post an article about it tomorrow on their website. I’ll give you guys a link to it as soon as it is published.
Looking forward to seeing what you guys think!
The official announcement is expected to happen in the next few hours. Lets build up the hype!