Dota 2 will be free-to-play - with a twist
posted by Tezzeret, 1 year agoSpeaking in a yet to be released podcast by Polygon, Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve, has confirmed that the game will be free-to-play. He did however mention that there will be a "twist" to the business model.
This announcement may not come as a surprise to many seeing as a famous "data miner" known as CyborgMatt has already discovered indications that there will be a in-game shop system selling cosmetic changes to heroes.
In regards to the "twist", Newell spoke about "trying to figure out ways so that people who are more valuable to everybody else [are] recognized and accommodated", which reflects his previously stated desire to see that those who contribute to the community are rewarded for their efforts.
However, Newell did not disclose just what kind of model Valve are planning for Dota 2.
Sources: The Verge