The developer has provided two versions of the game for free.
PC giant Valve stopped work on its Dota card game Artifact.
In an article on Steam, the company stated that although it is satisfied with the changes made to the game, Artifact has not attracted enough players, so it is not worth investing more time and money in development.
Valve said it will provide the original version of the game-Artifact Classic and the updated Beta-now called Artifact Foundry for free. The company said that both games are playable and will not receive any game updates, but pointed out that, technically speaking, Foundry is still under development, so it does not have all the artwork and lacks modification.
The press release said: “About one and a half years have passed since the current Artifact team began to seriously restart.”
“Although we are satisfied with most of the goals in the game, we have not managed to increase the number of active players to a level that can be further developed. Therefore, we made a difficult decision and decided to stop at Artifact 2.0 Beta. To develop on.”
Valve launched Artifact in November 2018. Although the prospects were promising when it was initially released, the number of concurrent players with the title on Steam dropped sharply. In March 2020, the company stated that it would restart the game, and later cancelled the ability for players to buy and sell cards in Artifact, and added single-player games to the game.