Developer Drodo Studio released the Dota Auto Chess mod in January 2019 before producing a relabelled standalone variation later on that year. Its success triggered Valve to make its own auto combatant spinoff of Dota 2 called Dota Underlords. Riot Games also got in on the action with League of Legends automobile chess offshoot Teamfight Strategies.

The statement of Vehicle Chess MOBA maybe should not be too unexpected, as Dragonest has launched other MOBA games. The publisher will bring over characters from Auto Chess as playable heroes. Other functions of Vehicle Chess MOBA include destructible things and day and night cycles.

Loring Lee, Dragonest’s CEO, noted in a statement video that Auto Chess MOBA will not have pay-to-win elements– all of the heroes and runes will be free. There will not be any way to improve your statistics beyond the video game either.

Vehicle Chess MOBA will only be offered for mobile at the beginning, though Dragonest didn’t discuss release details. Offered that the standalone variation of Vehicle Chess got here on iOS and Android prior to it hit the Impressive Games Store and PlayStation 4, you should not rule out the possibility of the MOBA eventually coming to PC or consoles.