Following yesterday's announcement of the Dota 2 public beta
, Valve informed us today that the stress testing should begin "a few weeks following Gamescom
," the mega-sized games convention currently taking place in Germany.
A Valve representative also told us that the company is targeting the Dota 2
launch for the end of this year, but it could be early next. Steam users who registered should keep an eye out for an invite to the beta shortly.
Speaking to Eurogamer
, Valve boss Gabe Newell stated that he doesn't believe Dota 2
will ship until 2012