Could Dota 2 work on tablets? Valve has apparently tested it out, and decided that now is not the best time to do so.
Kotaku spoke with Valve’s Gabe Newell after the VGAs last week, asking if the developer was working on any interesting projects. The answer, naturally, had nothing to do with Half Life 3.
Newell stated that they had been working on getting Dota 2 to run on some tablet hardware, but it “ended up being kind of a disappointment”.
The problem wasn’t controls, it was the technical capabilities of modern tablets. If any of you have or have tried to play Dota 2, the game is very resource-intensive — it’s not a surprise that today’s tablets are not able to run the game.
Newell is optimistic and looking forward to the quick advances in tablet technology, no doubt wanting to make use of the popular mobile platform:
“I think we’ll get the kind of performance we and other game developers want in the near future.”
Would playing Dota 2 on a tablet be comfortable? Would tablet users even be able to compete against PC players? We don’t know now, but Valve may give us an answer to these questions in the future.
And then the future will look like this: