The Biggest Mod On Steam Is The Latest Epic Games Store Exclusive

Dota Auto Chess is one of the biggest games on Steam at the moment, it's a turn-based tactical take on Dota 2 that's been hugely successful. It's so popular, in fact, that Valve tried to hire the team to work with them on an official version. However, as Valve posted last month, developer Drodo Studio wasn't able to commit to Valve. It was an odd note at the time but now we can see why, Drodo is making a full version of the game called simply Auto Chess and it's an Epic Games Store exclusive.

You can check it out in the trailer below:

"We had great conversations, but we both came to the conclusion that Valve and Drodo could not work directly with each other for a variety of reasons," Valve said at the time. "We ended up agreeing that we'll each build our own stand-alone version of the game, and support each other to the fullest."

So, Drodo Studio's will be making Auto Chess for Epic and Valve will be making Dota 2 Auto Chess (or potentially Dota Underworlds, if the recently registered website name is to be believed).

Considering Dota's history, originally a mod for Warcraft 3, which was then turned into both League of Legends and Dota 2, both of which were developed by studios other than Blizzard, it's only appropriate that the mod spawned by Dota 2 should be developed for another publisher.

Details of Auto Chess are slim on the ground. There is the trailer above and that's it, we only know that release date-wise it will be playable later this year. Will you be playing Auto Chess on Epic Games Store? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter. And, while you're at it, why not check out the GAMINGbible Snapchat?

Featured Image Credit: Drodo Studio

Julian Benson

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