DotA 2 invitational beta sign-ups have been open on the DotA 2 website ever since the start of The International tournament at gamescom. If you were one of those who have already signed up, then we have some interesting news for you.
According to an interview by NVidia of Erik Johnson, project lead for the game, the hardware configuration of players who have signed up for the beta might play a role in initially choosing them for the beta.
“We are just going to start adding people partly based on what kind of hardware configuration they have that will be useful for us to get data on” said Johnson.
While eventually every signed up player will get his share of DotA 2 in the open beta that is to go live later this year, the closed beta might be for those with better PC configurations that can actually aid Valve in testing out the game efficiently.
“Then as we move on, we will start adding as many people as we can to start testing for scale” he added.
The game itself does not require a good computer to play smoothly though. In-game options are available for players to scale down the games to make it perform smoothly on lower end computers.
You can check the entire interview of Erik Johnson after the break. [credits to nVidia]
DotA 2 has been announced for a 2012 release while the various beta testing phases are said to go live in the later parts of 2011. Stay tuned!