Valve's Dota Underlords leaves Steam Early Access next month

Valve's Dota Underlords leaves Steam Early Access next month

Auto chess title Dota Underlords is leaving Steam Early Access in February.

Developer Valve has revealed that the game's beta period is coming to a close with the first season of the auto chess project launching by "the end of February".

The firm has also made a number of changes to the game while will be releasing in its 1.0 edition.

"We’ve said it before, but we want to thank you all again for playing with us during this beta/Early Access period," Valve wrote.

"The community’s support and feedback has been invaluable to getting the game to where it is. We’re in the home stretch and are excited to ship Underlords 1.0 soon - and get the word out to a wider audience."

This comes shortly after publicly available player data for Steam indicated that the auto chess title had seen a colossal drop off in users since its debut into Early Access in June 2019.

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