Valve put aside the development of Artefact, the DOTA-like card game released in late 2018. While the company said Artifact had “good” sales early on, the title’s reception was moderate and its number. number of players declined rapidly. in the months following its release.
In March 2019, Valve announced plans to re-evaluate the game’s mechanics and economy, admitting that:
Artifact represents the biggest difference between our expectations of receiving one of our games and the actual outcome.
Well now, after 18 months with the improvement project underway, Valve confirms that their efforts “have failed to bring the number of active players to a level that warrants further development at this time”, which resulted in a “difficult decision to stop development in Artifact 2.0 Beta”.
Artifact: an incomplete game
The good news is that while they will no longer receive updates, final versions of Artifact Yes Artifact 2.0
Valve informs us that Artifact Foundry is technically “unfinished” especially in terms of craftsmanship and finishes, but that “the main game is here”. We remind you that Gabe Newell himself said at the time that some of his latest projects, including Artifact, had been “a big disappointment”. What do you think? Have you tried the game?