Valve’s controversial CCG project Artifact will be getting a new single-player mode as part of the title’s overhaul updates.
“We are doubling down on that effort through a single-player campaign which will both teach new players the game and continue the story that began with A Call To Arms,” says Valve via a Steam blog update. “Tying into our progressions systems, we want people to feel rewarded no matter which way they choose to play the game, whether it be in competitive play or the campaign.”
As Valve points out, this single-player game will not only capitalize on the fact that there is actually a story in Artifact (we wouldn’t blame you for not knowing that), but that Artifact is based on the rich lore of the DOTA 2 universe. Much like Riot is showing with their League of Legends spin-offs, there are, theoretically, quite a few stories to tell with the DOTA mythology, and we’re interested in seeing what Valve does with that lore.
There aren’t many further details available regarding Artifact‘s single-player campaign at this time, but if the Hearthstone single-player campaigns are any indication, then you should basically expect them to emphasize A.I. boss battles that utilize the game’s basic CCG mechanics.