Valve seems to have struck the hornet's nest.
Gigantic only officially launched in July this year, but the unique take on the MOBA genre with some genuinely interesting characters and gameplay wasn't able save developer Motiga.
What started as a joke soon became a sudden realization. Battleborn was dead in the water. Releasing alongside Overwatch, Gearbox Software's arena shooter/moba hybrid couldn't fend of Blizzard's FPS entrance despite years of putting out big-name shooters like Borderlands and Brothers in Arms.
A highlight of the Dota 2 competitive scene, the The Perfect World Masters China Qualifier has already started, but rides into the weekend for all to see. Eclipse are already taking names; but how long can it last?
Having gone through some very rough patches of development as as Windows 10 Store exclusive, we can imagine Gigantic struggled to pull in beta test participants until it was allowed to release onto Steam. With the Team-based shooter/MOBA hybrid now out in the open, Motiga are promising a new Hero character every week. This time, it's Oru's turn.
With the Dota 2 International in full swing right now, Valve had something they needed to get off their chest. No, it's sadly not Portal 3, Team Fortress 3 or, god forbid, Half-Life 3, but a new entry in the Dota 2 legacy - Artifact: A Dota Card Game.
Still pushing ahead with their plans to have a blockbuster MOBA contender, Epic Games outlined their plans for Paragon's beta exit.
With NCSoft's F2P MOBA Master X Master finally in the hands of the public, the game's official channels are starting to buckle down on some hero spotlights to help new players pick up the game's varied characters and roles.