Instead of popular series such as Half-Life, Portal or Left 4 Dead, Valve wants to secure a part of the lucrative market for card games: Artifact becomes a competitor to Hearthstone, The Elder Scrolls Legends and Gwent.
The extremely short teaser trailer with which the title was announced, however, contains hardly any worthwhile information. DOTA 2 is the basis for Artifact, which is not surprising: the game was presented at the The-International-Tournament. Vage stated the game content was only by Ansager Sean “Day9” Plott, who spoke in a description of a part Artifact of “lanes” and buildings. Conceptually, Valve goes its own way.
The company did not comment on the business model either. The assumption is that Artifact, like its competitors, uses a free-to-play model; The idea of card packets with random content has already proven itself in non-digital classics such as Magic: The Gathering and can be transferred to the digital world. Show will be Artifact in the coming year.