Cu putin timp in urma Valve anunta ca se pregateste sa lanseze partea a doua a jocului de mare succes DOTA. La auzul acestui anunt cei de la Blizzard au devenit oarecum iritati de faptul ca se foloseste numele DOTA 2 si astfel au decis sa dea in judecata compania vALVE.
Astazi ambele companii au anuntat printr-un comunicat de presa ca s-au pus de comun acord in privinta acestui brand urmand ca vALVE sa foloseasca numele de DOTA 2 pentru urmatorul release iar Blizzard se va rezuma la denumirea de Blizzard All-Stars.
Chiar daca versiunea celor de la Blizzard va purta un alt nume, Alex Ziebart din partea WoW Insider a declarat ca mai mult ca sigur fanii jocului Blizzard All Stars vor folosi denumirea de DOTA pentru jocul lor.
May 11, 2012 –Blizzard Entertainment and Valve today announced a mutual agreement regarding concerns over the names of upcoming products. In accordance with the agreement, Valve will continue to use DOTA commercially, including DOTA 2, while Blizzard will preserve noncommercial use of DOTA for its community with regard to player-created maps for Warcraft III and StarCraft II.
“Both Blizzard and Valve recognize that, at the end of the day, players just want to be able to play the games they’re looking forward to, so we’re happy to come to an agreement that helps both of us stay focused on that,” said Rob Pardo, executive vice president of game design at Blizzard Entertainment. “As part of this agreement, we’re going to be changing the name of Blizzard DOTA to Blizzard All-Stars, which ultimately better reflects the design of our game. We look forward to going into more detail on that at a later date.”
“We’re pleased that we could come to an agreement with Blizzard without drawing things out in a way that would benefit no one,” said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. “We both want to focus on the things our fans care about, creating and shipping great games for our communities.”
The companies do not plan to discuss the terms of the agreement beyond today’s announcement.