To tell the truth, collectible card games and battle royale games are becoming all the rage in 2018 – and Valve is dipping into the former with their first game in over 5 years, Artifact.
Artifact – Releasing November 28, 2018 on PC / Mac / Linux priced at $20 USD will be up for its first hands on showing at PAX West between Aug 31 – Sep 3, 2018.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) August 1, 2018
Valve, in a press release issued on Wednesday, revealed that Artifact – set in the DOTA 2 universe – will see a PC, MacOS and Linux release on November 28, 2018, for $20, with an Android and iOS version coming in 2019. And with PAX West coming at the end of the month, attendees of the event will be able to play the game – as a build will be available at the convention for all to play.
PAX West attendees will get to play against each other in a single-elimination gauntlet, and the winner will face off against a champion, although there is no information as to who that will be just yet. Valve will also be giving out some Artifact related swag, as well as two copies of the game upon its release.