Valve announces a new game at The International, 'Artifact'

Enlarge  Want more info on Valve's upcoming card-battling game Artifact? Too bad! All you get for now is this

Enlarge Want more info on Valve's upcoming card-battling game Artifact? Too bad! All you get for now is this

Before the teaser trailer was debuted, the project was announced as, "Valve's next game".

Fans are already begging Valve not to go the traditional trading card game route of selling card packs, but rather to make all cards available to all players. We don't know much about Artifact at this point, only that it's a digital card game coming some time in 2018. There were no screen shots or gameplay footage to give us any clues as to how this upcoming card game will play.

All in all, the new game will have some mighty contenders in the collectible card game space against popular titles such as Hearthstone, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and the upcoming Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. There was, however, also an equaled cheering and clapping squad, ready to appreciate whatever game Valve was announcing (presumably just because Valve was announcing something new). Are you excited for Artifact or are you as disappointed as the crowd at The International?

For Honor Is Free This Weekend On The PlayStation 4
Besides the free trial, the creators have also announced that For Honor will be available to buy at half the price at the time. It is therefore unsurprising that the new season will carry huge updates into the game, including new maps and new heroes.

And of course, there will be Dota 2 heroes - players can equip five heroes along with item cards that can be purchased with gold. It has not, however, released a new game since the VR minigame collection The Lab in 2016. Hearthstone is a good example of a game recent overnight popularity after Valve released the mobile version. I guess they understood that they had no chance in the competition if they kept the free to play progress too slow just to get more money. Muir is known for his work on Massive Chalice and Iron Brigade for Double Fine, before leaving to take on a role as a developer for Valve.

Imagine what people will pay for cards that could actually help them complete their decks in a game they theoretically enjoy playing.

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